478 recruits of 245th intake pass out in Poonewa on completion of basic training
A colourful Passing out Parade (POP), which marked the successful culmination of the basic training of 478 recruits (including 116 women recruits) of the 245th intake of Sri Lanka Navy’s Regular and Volunteer Forces, was held at the main parade ground of SLNS Shiksha, Poonewa on 30th July 2022.
31 Jul 2022
Navy lends helping hand to devotees engaged in ‘Paada Yaathra’ from Jaffna to Katharagama
Sri Lanka Navy, as it has been the practice, is lending its helping hand to devotees who are engaged in foot pilgrimage, known as ‘Paada Yaathra’ along the route from the entrance of Kumana National Park to Kumbukkan Oya. The traditional foot pilgrimage marches from Jaffna to Sella Kathragama annually, with the participation of many devotees.
31 Jul 2022
Navy bids adieu to Rear Admiral Thilak Sigera
Sri Lanka Navy today (28th July 2022) bade farewell to Rear Admiral Thilak Sigera who retired from his distinguished naval service that spanned over 35 years.
28 Jul 2022
Rear Admiral Harindra Ekanayake takes over command of Southern Naval Area
Rear Admiral Harindra Ekanayake assumed duties as Commander Southern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters today (25th July 2022).
26 Jul 2022
Navy volunteers to clean Crow Island beach
A beach cleaning programme organized by the Navy was held at the Crow Island beach in Mattakkuliya on 24th July 2022.
25 Jul 2022
Navy-built RO plant vested in public at Maithreegama, Palugaswewa
The Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant built as part of the Naval Social Responsibility Project was declared open for community use at Maithreegama in Palugaswewa, Anuradhapura on 24th July 2022.
25 Jul 2022
Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command recognized with certification of ISO 45001:2018
The awarding of ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management System certificate to the Naval Dockyard in Northern Naval Command was held at Fort Hammenhiel Resort Karainagar on 21st July 2022. The event was held under the patronage of Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of Standards Institution, Sri Lanka, Dr (Mrs) Siddika Senarathne and Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Aruna Thennakoon.
24 Jul 2022
Defence Secretary paid floral tribute to War Hero Monument in Trincomalee
A ceremony to commemorate fallen war veterans was held under the auspices of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) and with the attendance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne was held at the War Hero Monument in the Naval Dockyard Trincomalee this morning (23rd July 2022). Recalling those brave souls of the nation, who made enormous sacrifices for the defence of the country, the Defence Secretary and Commander of the Navy paid floral tributes to them at the War Hero Monument.
23 Jul 2022
Thirty-six (36) Midshipmen bestowed to the nation after dignified commissioning ceremony in Trincomalee
The commissioning of Midshipmen of the 35th (Technical) and 36th intakes of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was held triumphantly at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee on 22nd July 2022. The eventful ceremony marked the culmination of the basic training period of 36 Midshipmen who were groomed as prospective naval officers at KDU and NMA. At the invitation of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) graced the event as the Chief Guest and took the salute.
23 Jul 2022
Commander of the Navy extends best wishes to newly appointed U.S. Defence Attaché
An official interaction among the Defense Attaché designate at the Embassy of United States in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony C. Nelson, the incumbent U.S. Defence Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Travis Cox and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne was held at the Navy Headquarters today (19th July 2022).
19 Jul 2022