U.S. delegation including Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources visits SLNS Vijayabahu
A U.S. delegation, including the Deputy Secretary of State for Management & Resources and the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Richard R. Verma and the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, H.E. Julie Chung visited SLNS Vijayabahu today (23rd February 2024). The occasion was also joined by a group of officials including the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera.
23 Feb 2024
Foundation stone laid for four-storied holiday bungalow in Katharagama
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera today (22nd February 2024) laid a foundation stone for a four-storied holiday bungalow in Katharagama. This proposed project, encompassing modern amenities, will improve the welfare facilities available for naval personnel visiting Katharagama.
22 Feb 2024
Navy-built 995th RO plant declared open at Serana Primary School in Mahiyangana
Another Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, built as part of the Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) project of the Sri Lanka Navy, was declared open at the Serana Primary School in Arawatta, Mahiyangana on 21st February 2024. This is the 995th RO plant built by the Navy going by its magnanimous NSR initiative.
22 Feb 2024
Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake appointed as Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy
Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President and Commander - in - Chief of the Armed Forces of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka appointed Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake as the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy effective from 16th January 2024. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera formally handed over the letter of appointment in this regard to Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake at the Navy Headquarters today (21st February 2024) and expressed his best wishes.
21 Feb 2024
Rear Admiral Nilantha Hewavitharane assumes command of Commandant Volunteer Naval Force
Rear Admiral Nilantha Hewavitharane, who was appointed as Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, assumed duties at the Volunteer Naval Force (VNF) Headquarters today (20th February 2024).
20 Feb 2024
SLNS Samudura leaves for Maldives to take part in Exercise Dosti – XVI
Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Samudura today (20th February 2024) left for the Maldives from the port of Colombo to take part in Exercise Dosti – XVI. The trilateral exercise ‘Dosti’ is scheduled to be held in Male from 22nd to 25th February.
20 Feb 2024
Ambassador of France for Indo-Pacific meets with Commander of the Navy
H.E. Marc ABENSOUR, the French Ambassador for the Indo-Pacific met with the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters in Colombo today (19th February 2024).
19 Feb 2024
IRINS Bushehr and Tonb depart island after concluding their formal visit
IRINS Bushehr and Tonb, the two Iranian Naval Ships which arrived in Colombo on 16th February 2024, departed the island today (19th February) on successful completion of their formal visit. The Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ships at the port of Colombo, in accordance with naval traditions.
19 Feb 2024
CISM Day Run - 2024 flagged off in Colombo
The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run was flagged off under the patronage of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva in Colombo today (18th February 2024). Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera also attended the CISM Day Run - 2024.
18 Feb 2024
Former Commander of the Navy Admiral Basil Goonesekara passed away
The seventh (07th) Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Admiral Basil Goonesekara passed away today (17th February 2024).
17 Feb 2024