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Western Naval Command wins Inter-Command Football Championship - 2024

The Inter - Command Football Championship – 2024 was held at the soccer ground of Welisara Naval Complex from 07th to 13th June 2024. The overall championship of the tournament was won by the Western Naval Command. ...

2024-06-16

Navy seizes local fishing trawler carrying about 131kg of heroin, valued over Rs. 3250 million, concealed in secret chambers of its hull

Based on intelligence information received from the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, the Sri Lanka Navy seized a local multi-day fishing trawler, on suspicion of smuggling drugs, during a special operation carried out about 356 nautical miles (700km) off the Dondra Head, in southern waters. The Navy deployed SLNS Parakramabahu for this special operation in which 06 suspects in connection to the illegal act were also held. The fishing trawler was escorted to Galle harbour, where a thorough inspection led to the discovery of 131 kg 754 g of heroin concealed in secret chambers of its hull. The seized narco...

2024-06-16

New batch of 458 Navy recruits completes training in Boossa

In a vibrant ceremony, a total of four hundred and fifty-eight (458) recruits from the 254th intake of the Sri Lanka Navy's Regular and Volunteer Forces passed out at the main parade ground of SLNS Nipuna, Boossa on 14th June 2024. Among these recruits, 355 belonged to the Regular Force, while the remaining 103 were from the Volunteer Force of the Sri Lanka Navy....

2024-06-15

Navy seizes local multi-day fishing trawler on suspicion of smuggling narcotics

A special operation mounted by the Navy led to the interception of a local multi-day fishing trawler, on suspicion of smuggling narcotics, on the high seas about 400 nautical miles (740km) south of Sri Lanka. The trawler was escorted to the Galle harbour as of this evening (14th June). It is suspected that the trawler has smuggled about 150kg of heroin and thorough search of the trawler is currently underway by the Navy. ...

2024-06-14

Australian High Commission provides educational resources to Naval and Maritime Academy

In a gesture aimed at bolstering the educational resources of the Sri Lanka Navy, the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka provided a collection of books to the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee. The event in this regard took place today (14th June 2024) at the Navy Headquarters, where the books were symbolically presented to Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Commander of the Navy by Colonel Amanda Johnston, the Defence Advisor of Australian High Commission in Colombo....

2024-06-14

Navy nabs 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern waters

The Navy nabbed 15 persons for engaging in fishing with unauthorized nets, during search operations conducted in the sea areas of Vaththirayan and Nagar Kovil in Jaffna on 13th June 2024. The operations also led to the seizure of 04 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear employed for these illegal acts....

2024-06-14

Navy seizes stock of Kerala cannabis valued over Rs.109 million

Separate search operations conducted by the Navy on 13th June 2024 in the Kankesanthurai sea area and in the Thalayadi beach area of Jaffna with the Police Special Task Force (STF), led to the seizure of Kerala cannabis, weighing over 273kg. ...

2024-06-13

Commodore Prashantha Anthony assumes duties as Acting Director General Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Commodore Prashantha Anthony assumed duties as Acting Director General Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Navy Headquarters today (13th June 2024). ...

2024-06-13

Rear Admiral Wiraj Leelarathna honoured in send-off salute

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed over 34 years, Rear Admiral Wiraj Leelarathna retired from naval service today (13th June 2024)....

2024-06-13

Navy apprehends 16 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern waters

The Navy nabbed 16 persons for engaging in illegal fishing practices, during a search operation conducted in the sea area of Kadeikadu, Jaffna on 12th June 2024. The operation also led to the seizure of 08 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear employed for these illegal acts. ...

2024-06-13

Trincomalee children benefit from Navy's mobile dental services

In view of World Oral Health Day 2024, the Sri Lanka Navy conducted a mobile dental service for children of Trincomalee area on 11th and 12th June 2024. ...

2024-06-12

A suspect with 4600 foreign cigarettes held in Ragama

A combined search operation conducted by the Navy and Police STF in the Podiweekumbura area of Ragama on 11th June 2024 led to the arrest of a suspect with about 4600 foreign cigarettes. ...

2024-06-12

A suspect with prescription drugs held in Anuradhapura

A coordinated operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Food and Drugs Inspector unit- Anuradhapura led to the apprehension of a suspect and seizure of 918 prescription drugs, made ready for sale, in Anuradhapura on 11th June 2024. ...

2024-06-12

Commander of the Navy embarks on official visit to Trincomalee South

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera embarked on a formal visit to Trincomalee South within the Eastern Naval Command on 10th June 2024. The purpose of the visit was to assess the status of important welfare and operational matters within the area. In addition, he also addressed a cross section of officers and sailors, regarding operational readiness and future prospects of the organization....

2024-06-11

Mangrove planting initiative takes root in Negombo in parallel with World Environment Day

Coinciding with the World Environment Day (05th June), the Sri Lanka Navy partnered with the DFCC Bank to launch a mangrove planting initiative in the Waikkala Lagoon of Negombo on 07th June 2024. This initiative was part of the Navy's ongoing coastal and marine ecosystem conservation programme....

2024-06-11