Commander of the Navy attends Russia`s Navy Day Parade in St Petersburg
The Russian Navy celebrated the 325th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Regular Fleet (Navy Day) on a high note in St Petersburg on 25th July 2021, in the graceful presence of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. At the invitation of the Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne, who were on an official visit to Russia attended this colourful and spectacular event.
29 Jul 2021
Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera honoured in farewell salute
The Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera today (27th July 2021) relinquished naval duties to which he was committed over the past 35 years.
27 Jul 2021
Navy launches mangrove planting programme to coincide with International Mangrove Day
Sri Lanka Navy conducted a beach cleaning and mangrove planting programme to coincide with the International Mangrove Day. These programmes were held under the auspices of Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathna in the beach areas of Talaimannar and Nachchikuda today (26th July 2021).
26 Jul 2021
Passenger Vessel “Vadatharaki” resumes service on completion of repairs by Navy
Transportation between the islands of Punguduthivu and Delft was severely disrupted due to the non-operational condition of "Vadatharaki" – a Passenger Vessel deployed by the Road Development Authority to transport passengers and goods between Kurikadduwan Jetty on Punguduthivu Island and Delft Island in Jaffna. Following major repairs done by the Navy, the Passenger Vessel resumed its usual service commencing from 15th July 2021.
26 Jul 2021
Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias takes over command of Eastern Naval Area
Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias assumed duties as Commander Eastern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters today (24th July 2021).
24 Jul 2021
Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathne assumes duties as Commander North Central Naval Area
Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathne assumed duties as Commander North Central Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 20th July 2021.
20 Jul 2021
Navy sets new deep sea diving record
Even it is seen as a fascinating thing to glide around enjoying the underwater sights, diving entails some risk. Banishing all these risks aside, a diving officer of the Sri Lanka Navy together with his buddy diver set a new deep sea diving record in Trincomalee on 17th July 2021. Commander Nishantha Balasooriya – the Command Diving Officer at Naval Dockyard Trincomalee, along with his buddy - Able Diver WWNP Sandaruwan set a new record plunging an astonishing depth of 100 meters off the Elephant Island, Trincomalee.
19 Jul 2021
Navy Seva Vanitha Unit steps into build RO plant at Siri Sambuddha Weerasingharamaya in Eppawala
As another social responsibility initiative of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), a Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant set up at Siri Sambuddha Weerasingharamaya in Eppawala was declared open by the President NSVU, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne on 17th July 2021. Responding to a request of the Deputy Chief Sanghanayake of the North Central Province, Ven. Panvila Gunaratana Nayaka Thero, the NSVU-sponsored new facility was established at the temple premises.
19 Jul 2021
Command of Northwestern Naval Area changes hands
Rear Admiral Jayantha Kularatnne assumed duties as the Commander Northwestern Naval Area at the Command Headquarters on 16th July 2021.
17 Jul 2021
Navy markswoman qualified for Tokyo Olympics advanced to next rate by Commander of the Navy
Leading Woman Communicator Tehani Egodawela, serving in the Sri Lanka Navy, has qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women's 10m air rifle 0.177 event, bringing a lot of credit to the Sri Lanka Navy and the country. In appreciation of her achievement, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne advanced her to the next higher rate of Petty Officer and rewarded the athlete with a cash incentive of Rs. 250,000 at the Navy Headquarters today (16th July 2021). The event took place maintaining the biosecurity protocols that she is undergoing within the bubble to avert COVID-19 contamination, as required by the regulations of the game.
16 Jul 2021