Inter-command Drill Competition concludes at SLNS Shiksha

The Inter-command Drill Competition came to a successful end at the main parade ground of SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa today (05th November 2022). The final round of the competition was graced by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne as the Chief Guest....

2022-11-05

32nd IMBL meeting concludes on successful note

The 32nd International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between the navies of India and Sri Lanka was held onboard SLNS Sayura at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line north of Kankesanthurai on 04th November 2022. ...

2022-11-05

Newly appointed Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard calls on Commander of the Navy

Newly appointed Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Pujitha Vithana called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters 03rd November 2022. ...

2022-11-04

Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of France meets Commander of the Navy

Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of France in Colombo, Mr Aurélien Maillet met with Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (03rd November 2022). ...

2022-11-03

Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana

Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana retired from naval service today (03rd November 2022), upon relinquishment of duties to which he was committed for nearly 35 years in the Sri Lanka Navy. ...

2022-11-03

Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 - the most recent addition to SLN fleet arrives at Port of Colombo

The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627, acquired to the Sri Lanka Navy from the United States (U.S.) Coast Guard, arrived at the Port of Colombo on the morning of 02nd November 2022. The ship began her home-bound journey from the Port of Seattle on 03rd September 2022 and arrived in Colombo after about 10656 nautical miles (19734 km) of sea passage. At the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, H.E. Julie Chung, Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Chief of Def...

2022-11-02

Navy Seva Vanitha Unit expands its services

Following an idea mooted by the President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs Chandima Ulugetenne, the services provided by the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) have been expanded further, so that the public can obtain them at concessionary rates. Accordingly, the civilians now have access to the services provided by SVU Salon, Flower Decoration Unit and Batik Centre established at the Naval Complex in Welisara....

2022-11-01

Navy assists successful conduct of annual Katina Pinkama Ceremony of Rathana Sadaham Meditation Centre in Kithulkote

The annual Katina Pinkama ceremony of Rathana Sadaham Meditation Centre in Kithulkote, Thanamalwila was successfully held with the contribution of the Sri Lanka Navy and Navy Seva Vanitha Unit on 29th and 30th October 2022. ...

2022-10-31

Three (03) virtuous naval personnel commended by Commander of the Navy

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne recognized virtues of 03 naval personnel by awarding them with Letters of Commendation at the Naval Headquarters today (28th October 2022). The naval personnel has turned down bribes offered to drop charges on accused who involved in blast fishing and apprehended those 03 with a dinghy and 02 other individuals who offered a bounty for the release of their associates....

2022-10-28

HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Anzac depart island after successful naval exercise with Sri Lanka Navy

The two (02) Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Anzac departed the island on 26th October 2022 after a successful Passage Exercise (PASSEX) conducted with SLNS Sayurala and SLNS Sindurala of Sri Lanka Navy. The duo of RAN ships arrived at the port of Colombo on 25th October for engagements with the Sri Lanka Navy, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022. ...

2022-10-27

Two (02) Royal Australian Navy ships in Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022 arrive at the Port of Colombo

Two (02) ships of the Royal Australian Navy, namely; HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Anzac which are engaged in Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2022 arrived at the Port of Colombo this morning (25th October 2022). On their arrival, the visiting ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval tradition. ...

2022-10-25

Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 calls at Port of Changi in Singapore on her way home

The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 of Sri Lanka Navy, which set sail for her home-bound journey from Seattle, United States on 03rd September 2022, called at the Port of Changi in Singapore on 22nd October 2022. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Singapore, Mrs Sashikala Premawardhane was also present on this occasion to welcome the ship....

2022-10-23

238 recruits of 248th intake pass out in Sampoor on successful completion of training

Upon successful completion of their basic training, two hundred and thirty-eight (238) recruits of the 248th intake of Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces, passed out at the main parade ground of SLNS Vidura in Sampoor, Trincomalee on 22nd October 2022. ...

2022-10-23

‘Trinco Dialogue - 2022’ maritime symposium culminates on high note

The ‘Trinco Dialogue - 2022’ maritime symposium was held at the Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Auditorium of the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee on 21st October 2022. The event was graced by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy and Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha Kularatne, as the Chief Guest. ...

2022-10-23

Rear Admiral Sujeewa Seneviratne honoured in farewell salute

Rear Admiral Sujeewa Seneviratne today (21st October 2022) relinquished naval duties to which he was committed over the past 34 years....

2022-10-21

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