Fast Attack Craft P 494 launched at Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee after major refit
The launching of Fast Attack Craft P 494 for service, after a major refit, was held at No. 3 Slipway in Naval Dockyard-Trincomalee on 21st January 2022. The event was presided by Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias.
25 Jan 2022
Defence Secretary and Commander of the Navy review construction sites at places of worship in Anuradhapura and Mihinthalaya
Defence Secretary, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne on 23rd January 2022 visited construction sites at several places of worship in Anuradhapura and Mihinthalaya. Accordingly, the progress of ongoing construction projects, carried out by the Armed Forces, at the sacred city of Anuradhapura and Mihinthalaya fell under the supervision of them.
24 Jan 2022
Navy takes part in beach cleaning programme in Galle
The Southern Naval Command organized a cleaning programme in Galle beach area, on 21st January 2022.
23 Jan 2022
Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh departs island concluding official visit
Concluding his official visit to Sri Lanka, Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh, Admiral, M Shaheen Iqbal departed the island this morning (23rd January 2022). The Bangladesh Navy Chief arrived in Sri Lanka on 18th January, on a four-day formal visit.
23 Jan 2022
Rear Admiral Saman Perera assumes duties as Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet
Rear Admiral Saman Perera assumed duties as Flag Officer Commanding Naval Fleet (FOCNF) at the office of FOCNF in the Naval Dockyard, Trincomalee on 20th January 2022.
21 Jan 2022
Commander of the Navy inspects divisions at VNF Annual Camp
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne inspected the divisions at Volunteer Naval Force (VNF) Annual Camp held at the parade ground of SLNS Lanka in Welisara today (20th January 2022).
20 Jan 2022
Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh meets Commander of the Navy
The Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh, Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, who is currently on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka, met with Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (19th January 2022).
19 Jan 2022
Sri Lanka Navy conducts naval exercises with German and JMSDF ships
Sri Lanka Navy conducted successful naval exercises with the German Navy’s FFGH (123 Class) frigate ‘BAYERN’, arrived in Colombo on 15th January 2022, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships ‘URAGA’, and ‘HIRADO’ which arrived in Trincomalee on 16th January, on official visits. Having conducted these naval exercises respectively off the Western and the Eastern Coasts of the country, the ships departed the island on 18th January.
19 Jan 2022
Commander of the Navy attends spiritual event of carrying sacred relics to Deegawapiya
The sacred relics which were recently unearthed from the Deegawapiya Stupa site were ceremonially placed in a “Relic House” at the Deegawapiya temple amidst blessings of the members of Maha Sangha on the ‘Duruthu’ full moon poya day on 17th January 2022. The spiritual event which was held under the patronage of Defence Secretary and the Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ for Eastern Province, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.
18 Jan 2022
Facility-expanded Navy Seva Vanitha welfare outlet at SLNS Mahanaga reopened
The President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), Mrs Chandima Ulugetenne reopened the facility-expanded NSVU welfare outlet at SLNS Mahanaga on 16th January 2022. Following an idea mooted by the President of NSVU, the facilities and space of this welfare outlet were expanded to offer more welfare benefits to naval personnel and their family members.
17 Jan 2022