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Navy assists smooth function of health services at several hospitals

In the wake of the shortage of health staffs at hospitals, the Sri Lanka Navy on 01st and 02nd February 2024 stepped up to provide crucial health services, to avoid inconvenience to the public and ensure the continuity of essential services in several hospitals. ...

2024-02-02

Navy donates electric wheelchair to disabled child of retired junior sailor

In a heartwarming gesture, the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera extended a helping hand to a family of a retired junior sailor by donating an electric wheelchair to their disabled child. The donation took place at the Navy Headquarters today (01st February 2024). ...

2024-02-01

PNS SAIF departs island concluding formal visit

The Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) SAIF, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 30th January 2024, departed the island today (01st February), on successful completion of her formal visit. The Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ship at the Colombo port, following naval traditions. ...

2024-02-01

HMS SPEY departs island

HMS SPEY of the Royal Navy, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 28th January 2024, departed the island today (31st January) on successful completion of her formal visit. The Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ship in accordance with naval traditions at the port of Colombo. ...

2024-01-31

Navy cyclist wins first place in Nittambuwa Elite Racing Cycling Tournament 2024

In a dazzling exhibition of speed and prowess, Navy’s Ordinary Seaman KPMP Delgoda on 28th January 2024 clinched the top spot in the Nittambuwa Elite Racing Cycling Tournament. ...

2024-01-31

Rear Admiral Nishantha Peiris assumes duties as Director General Operations

Rear Admiral Nishantha Peiris assumed duties as Director General Operations of the Sri Lanka Navy at the Navy Headquarters today (27th January 2024)....

2024-01-30

PNS SAIF arrives at port of Colombo

The Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) SAIF arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (30th January 2024). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions....

2024-01-30

Crew of 'Lorenzo Putha IV' held captive by pirates in Arabian Sea rescued in coordination with Sri Lanka Navy

A collaborative effort took place involving the Sri Lanka Navy and regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCCs) to rescue the fishermen aboard the fishing trawler ‘Lorenzo Putha IV’, which was forcibly taken into custody by pirates, while engaged in fishing activities in the Arabian Sea. As a result of this operation, the Seychelles Coast Guard today (29th January 2024) safely rescued the 06 crew members of the trawler, held captive by pirates....

2024-01-30

Forty-nine (49) Midshipmen set sail on their naval journeys as commissioned officers in Trincomalee

In a poignant ceremony marked by a strong sense of duty and national pride, 49 midshipmen embarked on their naval careers as commissioned officers on 28th January 2024. The commissioning ceremony, held at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee, was graced by the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena as the Chief Guest, at the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera. ...

2024-01-29

HMS SPEY arrives in Colombo

HMS SPEY of the Royal Navy arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (28th January 2024). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions....

2024-01-28

Navy’s Leading Seaman RDNS Karunarathna wins 7th place in Dhaka Marathon 2024

Leading Seaman RDNS Karunarathna of the Sri Lanka Navy on 26th January 2024 won the 7th place in the Dhaka Marathon 2024, held in Bangladesh. He participated in the highly competitive event, representing the athletics team of Sri Lanka....

2024-01-28

Navy divers fix defunct sluice gate of Galamediyawa Tank

Sri Lanka Navy divers undertook a dedicated mission on 27th January 2024, to repair the malfunctioning sluice gate of the Galamediyawa Tank in Thambalagamuwa, Trincomalee....

2024-01-28

Four-storeyed Sanghawasa of Panchathuparama Purana Maha Viharaya in Thotagoda, Akmeemana declared open

The four- storeyed Sanghawasa of Panchathuparama Purana Maha Viharaya in Thotagoda, Akmeemana, constructed utilizing skilled labour and industrial expertise enabled by the Navy, was declared open by the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera today (27th January 2024). The spiritual ceremony, held amidst the blessings of venerable Maha Sangha, including the Anunayake of Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Niyangoda Dharmakeerthi Sri Sangharakkitha Vijithasiri Abhidana Thera, was graced by the Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, Hon. Vidura Wickremanayake and Mini...

2024-01-28

Rear Admiral Aruna Tennekoon honoured in send-off salute

Relinquishing duties to which he was committed over 35 years, Rear Admiral Aruna Tennekoon retired from naval service today (27th January 2024)....

2024-01-27

Media briefed about 1927 helpline for drug-dependent individuals seeking rehabilitation

In a significant stride towards combating drug addiction and aiding those in need, a media briefing was held today (26th January 2024) at the Light House Galley, Colombo to announce the launch of the 1927 helpline, designed to serve as a crucial lifeline for drug-dependent individuals seeking rehabilitation. The event was chaired by the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera who is also the Chairman of the Task Force to Combat the Use of Poisonous and Dangerous Drugs....

2024-01-27