INS Shakti with a batch of medical-grade oxygen arrives at Colombo harbour
In response to a call of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, from the Chief of Naval Staff of India, Admiral Karambir Singh, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Shakti was rushed to Sri Lanka with a batch of medical-grade oxygen, ordered from India. Accordingly, the ship which left the Visakhapatnam Port with freight of approx. 100 tons of oxygen on 19th August 2021, arrived at the port of Colombo this evening (22nd August).
22 Aug 2021
SLNS ‘Shakthi’ and INS ‘Shakti’ set sail to Sri Lanka with medical grade oxygen
Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Shakthi which departed the Trincomalee harbour on 17th August 2021 for a shipment of medical grade oxygen, arrived at the port of Chennai, India in the evening of 18th August. Having taken the delivery of oxygen ordered from the Indian government, SLNS Shakthi set sail home from the port of Chennai this morning (20th August).
20 Aug 2021
Rear Admiral YN Jayarathne appointed as Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy
The President and Commander-in- Chief of Armed Forces of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed Rear Admiral YN Jayarathne as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, effective from today (17th August 2021). Accordingly, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, officially handed over the letter of appointment in this regard to Rear Admiral YN Jayarathne at the Navy Headquarters, today (17th August 2021).
17 Aug 2021
43rd edition of ‘Sayurusara’ launched
The 43rd edition of the ‘Sayurusara’ Magazine published by the Navy Media was presented to the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne by the Chief Editor of the magazine, Lieutenant Commander (VNF) SR Sudusinghe at the Navy Headquarters today (17th August 2021).
17 Aug 2021
SLNS Shakthi leaves for India for shipment of medical oxygen to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Shakthi left the Trincomalee harbour for the Port of Chennai, India this morning (17th August 2021) for a shipment of medical grade oxygen to Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the ship will take the delivery of the above item ordered from the Indian government, in order to maintain the required medical grade oxygen stocks for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the island.
17 Aug 2021
High Dependency Unit of Wathupitiwala Base Hospital declared open
The new High Dependency Unit (HDU) of Wathupitiwala Base Hospital, built with the contribution of the Sri Lanka Navy, was declared open for the treatment of COVID-19 patients today (16th August 2021). The Navy took on the construction of this special unit, as part of its initiatives to strengthen the Government's programme of expanding infrastructure required for COVID-19 treatment.
16 Aug 2021
Navy to promote water sports in Jaffna
With a view to promoting water sports in Jaffna, Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with the Canoe Association of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Life Saving, conducted a workshop on Dragon Boat racing and life-saving at sea. The two-week-long workshop held at the waterfront of Karainagar channel intended to train 8 instructors representing schools of Jaffna and the fishery community. Meanwhile, the certificate awarding of the programme was conducted under the auspices of Commander Northern Naval Area Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera and with the attendance of Secretary of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affair in Northern Province, Mr. L.Ilaangovan at Fort Hammenhiel Resort, Karainagar on 14th August 2021.
15 Aug 2021
Twenty six (26) Direct Entry officers pass out at Naval and Maritime Academy
The Passing out Parade of 26 Direct Entry officers of the Regular Naval Force (Technical) and Volunteer Naval Force from 1/2021 intake was held at the main parade ground of Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee today (14th August 2021). The colourful event was graced by Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sanjeewa Dias as the Chief Guest, at the invitation of Commandant NMA, Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara.
14 Aug 2021
Navy pledges continued support for COVID-19 vaccination
Sri Lanka Navy, pledging its continued support for the vaccination of general public with a view to curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, administered the Sinopharm vaccine to people at the Lighthouse premises on Chaithya Road Colombo today (13th August 2021).
13 Aug 2021
Navy pitches in with beach cleaning programme
Sri Lanka Navy joined hands with Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) and Galle Municipal Council to conduct a beach cleaning programme at the Dadalla beach, Galle on 12th August 2021.
13 Aug 2021