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Navy takes hold of about 477kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Kalpitiya

A search operation conducted by the Navy on the Paramunai Island, Kalpitiya on 11th July 2024 led to the recovery of about 477kg of dried turmeric, believed to have been smuggled into the country. ...

2024-07-12

Navy seizes 03 Indian trawlers for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

The Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard conducted a special operation to chase away Indian trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the wee hours of 11th July 2024. The operation led to the seizure of 03 Indian trawlers and apprehension of 13 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters off the Delft Island, Jaffna....

2024-07-11

Priority to Virusara Privilege Card holders when availing health services from Government Hospitals

As a result of the efforts of State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and the direct intervention of the Minister of Health Hon. Ramesh Pathirana, the Ministry of Health has granted approval to provide priority service to the dependents of the War Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country and the disabled soldiers when obtaining health services from government hospitals and clinics....

2024-07-11

Newly appointed High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka meets Commander of the Navy

The newly appointed High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka, H.E. Masood Imad met with the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (10th July 2024). ...

2024-07-10

Navy seizes a dinghy with over 1373kg of dried turmeric and nabs 02 suspects in Puttalam

A search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach vicinity of Palliyawasalpadu, Puttalam today (10th July 2024) led to the seizure of a dinghy loaded with smuggled dried turmeric weighing more than 1373kg and apprehension of 02 suspects....

2024-07-10

Navy recognizes RP Saman Kumara Siriwardana's world record accomplishment with commendation

The Sri Lanka Navy’s Leading Engineering Mechanic RP Saman Kumara Siriwardana on 19th January 2024 set a new world record completing a challenging 586.1-kilometer walk. The epic walk encompassed a journey from Poonewa to the Independence Square, Colombo and back to Poonewa. The sailor met with the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (09th July 2024), presenting the certificate and the trophy for the world record. Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera awarded him a Letter of Commendation, appreciative of his world record accomplishment. ...

2024-07-09

More than 355kg of smuggled dried turmeric held

Separate search operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard on the Periya Arichchal Island in the Kalpitiya Lagoon and off Pesalai, Mannar on 08th and 09th July 2024 led to the seizure of more than 355kg (wet weight) of smuggled dried turmeric. The search operations also made way to apprehend 02 suspects and confiscation of a fishing trawler. ...

2024-07-09

Turkish Naval Ship TCG Kinaliada arrives at port of Colombo

TCG Kinaliada of the Turkish Naval Forces arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (09th July 2024). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions....

2024-07-09

A local multi-day fishing trawler and 05 suspects held for smuggling bird and reptile species in southern waters

In a significant crackdown on wildlife smuggling, the Sri Lanka Navy deployed Sri Lanka Coast Guard ship Suraksha to seize a local multi-day fishing trawler and apprehend 05 suspects involved in smuggling of several bird and reptile species. The operation was mounted in the southern waters on 07th July 2024....

2024-07-09

Three (03) suspects with about 2888kg of smuggled Tendu leaves held in Mannar

A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with the Divisional Crime Detective Bureau - Mannar in the Vankalai area of Mannar on 08th July 2024 resulted in the apprehension of 03 suspects and the seizure of approximately 2888kg of Tendu leaves, suspected to have been smuggled into the country. Additionally, they also confiscated a cab and a lorry used to smuggle the stock of Tendu leaves....

2024-07-08

Rear Admiral Chandima Silva assumes duties as Commander Southern Naval Area

Rear Admiral Chandima Silva assumed duties as Commander Southern Naval Area at the Southern Naval Command Headquarters today (08th July 2024)....

2024-07-08

New six-storeyed building of SLNS Ruhuna declared open

To enhance the facilities at SLNS Ruhuna, a newly constructed six-storeyed building was declared open today (07th July 2024) by the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera....

2024-07-07

Navy lends helping hand to devotees engage in ‘Paada Yaathra’

Sri Lanka Navy on 30th June 2023 began providing assistance to devotees who are marching the annual foot pilgrimage, known as ‘Paada Yaathra’ from Jaffna to Sella Kathragama Devalaya. Accordingly, the Navy looked into the requirements of the pilgrims marching the segment from the entrance of Kumana National Park to Kumbukkan Oya. Meanwhile, the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera inspected the services provided by the Navy for the convenience of devotees and joined the foot pilgrimage heading Katharagama, on 03rd July....

2024-07-06

Inter-Command Table Tennis Tournament concludes on successful note

The Inter-Command Table Tennis Tournament – 2024 was held at the Commander Parakrama Samaraweera Memorial Indoor Sports Complex, SLNS Gemunu from 02nd to 05th July 2024. Demonstrating their outstanding table tennis prowess, the men’s and women’s championship titles were won by the Western Naval Command....

2024-07-06

A suspect with 3000 foreign cigarettes held in Colombo

A combined search operation conducted by the Navy and Colombo Central Divisional Crime Detective Bureau near the gate of Port City today (06th July 2024) led to the arrest of a suspect with about 3000 foreign cigarettes....

2024-07-06