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
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
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-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