Commander of the Navy attends launching ceremony of ‘Haritha TV’

The maiden telecast of 'Haritha TV', launched by the board of governors of Sri Jinarathana Vocational Technical Training Center affiliated to the Gangarama Temple, Hunupitiya - Colombo, was inaugurated under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the temple premises today (31st March 2021). The special event which marked another feat in television broadcasting was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

31 Mar 2021

Commander of the Navy attends Square Chamber treasure-depositing ceremony at Sandahiru Stupa

The religious ceremony held for the depositing of treasures at the Square Chamber of the Sandahiru Stupa got off the ground under the auspices of Defence Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne in the sacred city of Anuradhapura this morning (28th March 2021). Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne also attended this spiritual event that was held amidst a religious setting on the ‘Medin’ full moon poya day.

28 Mar 2021

377 recruits of 241st intake pass out at SLNS Shiksha, Poonewa

Three hundred and seventy seven (377) recruits of 241st intake of Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces, passed out in Poonewa on 27th March 2021, after successful completion of their basic training.

28 Mar 2021

Oceanlust’s reef cleaning project kicks off with the attendance of Commander of the Navy

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne presided over the inauguration of 1st reef cleaning project in 2021 organized by ‘Oceanlust’ e-magazine at Malima Club House, Uswetakeiyawa today (27th March 2021). The main aim of the programme was to clean the natural coral reef extending northwards from the Kelani estuary and the neighboring shoreline.

27 Mar 2021

New Deputy Chief of Staff calls on Commander of the Navy

Rear Admiral Meril Sudarshana, after having assumed office as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy on 21st March 2021, called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (26th March 2021).

26 Mar 2021

27 naval artificer apprentices pass out in Welisara

The passing out parade of naval artificer apprentices of the 17th artificer intake of the Sri Lanka Navy was held at the main parade ground of Naval Institute of Technology in Welisara today (23rd March 2021). The ceremony was graced by Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Sanath Uthpala, as the Chief Guest.

23 Mar 2021

NSVU-launched tree planting programme takes root in Welisara

On the sidelines of International Day of Forests that fell on 21st March 2021, Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU) launched a command-wise tree planting campaign, going by an idea mooted by its President, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne. At the invitation of the NSVU President, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne graced the main event in the Western Naval Command, held at SLNS Gemunu, Welisara on 21st March.

22 Mar 2021

Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera 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 Ruwan Perera as the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy, with effect from 21st March 2021. Accordingly, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, formally handed over the letter of appointment to Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera at the Navy Headquarters.

22 Mar 2021

Navy bids farewell to Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe

Upon relinquishment of duties to which he was committed over the past 36 years, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Sumith Weerasinghe retired from naval service today (21st March 2021).

21 Mar 2021

Navy-refurbished Pedal boat handed over to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital

A special event organized by the Teaching Hospital Karapitiya to mark the 01st anniversary of its newly constructed Palliative Care Unit was held on 18th March 2021. Sri Lanka Navy enabled manpower for the construction of this unit which aims to provide physical, psychological and spiritual care to patients. In parallel with the celebratory event, a navy- refurbished pedal boat was handed over to the Palliative Care Unit under the patronage of Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera. This asset will be used for mental relaxation activities organized for the inpatients at this special unit.

20 Mar 2021