Late Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha memorial statue unveiled in Dambulla

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne today (29th January 2021) presided over a ceremony at Weera Mohan Jayamaha Maha Vidyalaya in Dambulla, where he unveiled a memorial statue built in commemoration of late Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha who made the supreme sacrifice for motherland.

29 Jan 2021

Naval personnel receive first jabs of ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ at Navy General Hospital, Welisara

The inoculation of the first shots of ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine to naval personnel got underway today (29th January 2021), after the doses allocated to the Navy were brought to the Navy General Hospital, Welisara form the Ministry of Health. This vaccine consignment arrived in the island following a request made by the President His Excellency, Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the Indian Government. Launching the vaccination efforts in the Navy, a group of naval personnel working frontline in the fight against COVID-19 were administered their first doses to this effect today.

29 Jan 2021

DSCSC Commandant pays courtesy call on Commander of the Navy

The newly appointed Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Major General Nishantha Herath called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at Navy Headquarters today (27th January 2021).

27 Jan 2021

French Ambassador meets Commander Southern Naval Area

His Excellency Eric Lavertu, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka met with Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Southern Naval Command Headquarters on 19th January 2021.

20 Jan 2021

Captain Nissanka Wickramasinghe assumes duties as Commanding Officer SBS

Captain Nissanka Wickramasinghe assumed duties as the new Commanding Officer of Special Boat Squadron (SBS) at its Headquarters on 15th January 2021.

19 Jan 2021

Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe takes over duties as Chief of Staff of the Navy

Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe was appointed as the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy with effect from 15th January 2021, by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

16 Jan 2021

Rear Admiral Meril Sudarshana assumes duties as Commander Western Naval Area

Rear Admiral Meril Sudarshana assumed duties as Commander Western Naval Area at the Command Headquarters today (15th January 2021).

15 Jan 2021

Commander of the Navy hands over letters of appointment to 34 Direct Entry officers and lady officers

A ceremony to hand over letters of appointment to newly enlisted 34 Direct Entry officers and lady officers was held under the auspices of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium, Navy Headquarters today (15th January 2021).

15 Jan 2021

Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe appointed as Chief of Staff of the Navy

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa the President and Commander-in- Chief of Armed Forces of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka appointed Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, with effect from 15th January 2021. Accordingly, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, officially handed over the letter of appointment to Rear Admiral Weerasinghe today (15th January) and expressed his best wishes to carry out entrusted duties in the new appointment.

15 Jan 2021

Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera honoured in farewell salute

The Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Kapila Samaraweera today (15th January 2021) relinquished naval duties to which he was committed over the past 36 years.

15 Jan 2021