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Rear Admiral Ravi Ranasinghe appointed as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy

Rear Admiral Ravi Ranasinghe was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy effective from 04th April 2024. The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera formally handed over the letter of appointment to Rear Admiral Ravi Ranasinghe at the Navy Headquarters on 08th April 2024 and expressed his best wishes to the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Staff....

2024-04-08

MRCC Colombo coordinates bringing ashore distressed local multiday fishing trawler

A local fishing trawler in distress was rescued by the Indian Coast Guard with the coordination of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Colombo. The rescued trawler is now being towed back to Sri Lanka by another local fishing trawler. The troubled fishing trawler experienced an engine malfunction while navigating in the northern waters, approximately 91 kilometers away from Point Pedro, and was adrift, edging closer towards Indian territory....

2024-04-08

Navy nabs 02 suspects with smuggled stock of cashew nuts and ginger in Kankasanthurai

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in Awalsandi beach area in Kankasanthurai on 08th April 2024 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with over 50kg of cashew nuts and more than 205kg of dried ginger. These items, believed to have been smuggled via sea routes, were found in a three-wheeler (01) which was also taken into the naval custody. ...

2024-04-08

Navy's oarsmen and women dominate 39th National Rowing Championship

The 39th Junior, Intermediate, and Senior National Rowing Championship 2024 was held at Diyawanna waters from 03rd to 06th April 2024. At the event, Navy athletes secured second place in both the men's and women's categories, and also clinched the men's intermediate championship....

2024-04-07

Navy conducts blood donation campaign

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiative, a blood donation campaign, organized by the Eastern Naval Command, was held at the Trincomalee General Hospital on 06th April 2024. ...

2024-04-07

Inter Command Handball Tournament – 2024 concludes

The Inter Command Handball Tournament was held from 03rd to 06th April 2024 at the sports ground of SLNS Pandukabhaya. In an exciting showcase of talent and physical prowess, the Training Command triumphed in the tournament, claiming the men's championship, while the Western Naval Command secured the women's title....

2024-04-07

Navy bodybuilders show admirable performance in 75th Mr. Sri Lanka – 2024

Navy bodybuilders showcased exceptional performance, garnering admiration and recognition in the 75th Mr. Sri Lanka – 2024 held at the Nawaloka Ground, Colombo on 05th April 2023. ...

2024-04-07

Navy finds water gel sticks in Pulmoddai beach area

A special search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of Jinnapuram, Pulmoddai on 05th April 2024, led to the recovery of 06 water gel sticks, which are used as commercial explosives, 01 safety fuse and 20 non electric detonators....

2024-04-06

Navy nabs 07 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern waters

The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 07 persons for their involvement in illegal fishing using unauthorized fishing gear, during a search operation conducted in Rathugala sea area, Trincomalee in the dark hours of 04th April 2024. A dinghy (01) and unauthorized fishing equipment used for this illegal act were also taken into the naval custody, during this operation....

2024-04-05

A suspect with 5033 prescription drugs arrested in Kalmunai

A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police in Kalmunai on 04th April 2024, led to the arrest of a suspect (01) with 5033 prescription drugs, made ready for sale without valid licence....

2024-04-05

Navy apprehends 05 persons transferring illegally harvested sea cucumber in Mannar

The Navy apprehended 05 persons who were transferring illegally harvested sea cucumber, during a search carried out in Achchankulam of Mannar in the wee hours of today (04th April 2024). The illicit harvest of sea cucumbers, undertaken under the cover of night and without valid license, comprised 589 of these marine creatures. In addition, the Navy also held 03 motor scooters and diving gear. ...

2024-04-04

Navy steps up disaster preparedness efforts in Kalutara

The Sri Lanka Navy facilitated programmes on disaster response and basic first aid and lifesaving at the beach area of Kalutara on 19th and 29th March 2024. The programmes coordinated by the Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS) Rear Training Area (RRTA), Kalutara and District Disaster Management Coordination Unit (DDMCU), Kalutara, focused on stepping up disaster preparedness efforts of disaster management committee members stationed in Kalutara as well as a group of residents of Dodangoda. ...

2024-04-03

Navy takes hold of over 469kg of smuggled Tendu leaves in Norochcholai

A search operation conducted by the Navy led to the recovery of about 469kg and 500g of Tendu leaves in the Mampuri beach area, Norochcholai this morning (02nd April 2024). The Navy also seized a lorry (01) along with a stock of Tendu leaves, suspected to have been smuggled by sea and prepared for transportation....

2024-04-02

Commodore Sanath Pitigala assumes duties as Acting Commandant Naval Infantry

Commodore Sanath Pitigala assumed duties as Acting Commandant Naval Infantry at the office of Commandant Naval Infantry, Navy Headquarters today 02nd April 2024....

2024-04-02

Navy golfer Chalitha Pushpika tops SLG Golf National Ranking Tournament

Navy golfer Chalitha Pushpika won the SLG Golf National Ranking Tournament held at Royal Colombo Golf Club – Borella from 25th to 28th March 2024....

2024-04-01