44 nursing students pledges for committed profession completing their course of study
The capping ceremony and pledging of allegiance to the service by 44 Naval and Air Force nursing students who studied at Naval Nurses’ Training School, SLNS Thakshila was held under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake Auditorium, SLNS Parakrama today (25th February 2021). This batch of nursing students from both Navy and Air Force was enlisted in the year 2019 to the Naval Nurses’ Training School which is accredited to the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU).
25 Feb 2021
Navy turns up with assistance for hospitals as minor staffers on strike
Following the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Sri Lanka Navy sent out naval personnel including Medical Assistants to several hospitals to avoid any inconvenience to the public due to the strike staged by a section of minor staffers at hospitals.
25 Feb 2021
Navy-built 821st RO plant vested with public at Umandawa Maha Vihara Monastery, Melsiripura
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne declared open the navy-installed 821st Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant at Umandawa Maha Vihara Monastery in Melsiripura today (24th February 2021). Erected by the initiatives of Ministry of Healthcare, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine as well as manpower and technological expertise extended by Sri Lanka Navy, the project materialized as yet another Naval Social Responsibility drive.
24 Feb 2021
Navy produces first-ever seawater RO plant for fleet units
Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Senarath Wijesooriya declared open a seawater RO plant onboard Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Jayasagara today (24th February 2021). This RO unit designed and installed by Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) project goes down in records as the first of its kind produced for naval fleet units.
24 Feb 2021
Navy turtle conservation project releases 78 sea turtle hatchlings to ocean
Seventy eight (78) sea turtle hatchlings emerged at the conservation unit and information centre at Panama managed under the Navy’s turtle conservation project, were released to the ocean, on 21st February 2021.
22 Feb 2021
Navy clears blockage under Wakwella bridge, Galle
The Navy is constantly contributing to clear obstructions under the narrow Wakwella bridge over Gin Ganga, which flows into the ocean from Gintota. Incidentally, the Navy was pressed into action once again to remove debris collected under the Wakwella bridge on 20th February 2021.
22 Feb 2021
Commander of the Navy attends special reception dinner hosted for dependent Army war veterans at ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’
A special reception dinner hosted by the Seva Vanitha Unit of Ministry of Defence for the dependent Army war veterans was held on 20th February 2021 at Mihindu Seth Medura’, the wellness resort run by Sri Lanka Army for the welfare of dependent Army war veterans. The event which was held under the patronage of Secretary of Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne and Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Chithrani Gunaratne was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne.
21 Feb 2021
Commander of the Navy attends memorial lecture held in honour of late Admiral Clancy Fernando
The memorial lecture organized by the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) to honour late Admiral Clancy Fernando was held at ‘Suhurupaya, Battaramulla on 19th February 2021. The event which was graced by Secretary of Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne as the Chief Guest was attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.
20 Feb 2021
VBSS C-IED course successfully concluded in Trincomalee
The Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) Course conducted by Sri Lanka Navy’s Special Boat Squadron (SBS) under the supervision of Global Maritime Crime Programme of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) successfully concluded in Trincomalee on 19th February 2021.
20 Feb 2021
130 senior sailors and 20 junior sailors receive interest-free loans
Sri Lanka Navy today (18th February 2021) facilitated another 130 senior sailors with Rs. 500,000 each and 20 sailors in Leading rate with Rs. 200,000 each, as interest free loans. Incidentally, the total sum of money distributed among this group of naval personnel is amounting to Rs. 69 million in total. The occasion to hand over cheques to the beneficiaries was presided over by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters.
18 Feb 2021