Sri Lanka Navy prepares for annual Kachchativu Feast
The annual Kachchativu Feast is set to take place on the 03rd and 04th of March 2023 on the Kachchativu Island. Kachchativu is a small islet belonging to Sri Lanka, located near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) of Sri Lanka and India. The main mass of the annual feast will be conducted by the Bishop of Jaffna Diocese, Rt. Rev. Justin Gnanapragasam. In the backdrop where the District Secretary of Jaffna has made necessary arrangements for the event, the Sri Lanka Navy works in full swing to establish infrastructure and facilities for the convenience of devotees.
02 Mar 2023
INS Sukanya departs after successful naval exercise
The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sukanya which arrived in Colombo on 27th February 2023 on a three-day official visit, departed the island today (01st March). At her departure, the ship conducted a naval exercise with SLNS Gajabahu of the Sri Lanka Navy and the Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ship in accordance with naval traditions at the Port of Colombo.
01 Mar 2023
Chief of the Naval Staff of Pakistan leaves the island concluding official visit
The Chief of the Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi who arrived in Sri Lanka on 25th February 2023 on an official visit, left for Pakistan from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today (28th February).
28 Feb 2023
Thirteen (13) Marine personnel pass out on successful completion of training
The insignia awarding to 04 officers and 09 sailors of the 08th intake of Sri Lanka Navy Marines, who successfully completed their training, was held at the main parade ground of SLNS Vidura in Sampoor, Trincomalee on 27th February 2023. The ceremony was graced by Deputy Chief of Staff and Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake, at the invitation of the Commandant SLNS Vidura, Captain Rohan Dissanayake.
28 Feb 2023
INS ‘Sukanya’ arrives in Colombo on official visit
The Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Sukanya’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on an official visit this morning (27th February 2023). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.
27 Feb 2023
Newly constructed jetty declared open in Mannar
Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Prasad Kariyapperuma declared open a newly constructed jetty at the Naval Detachment Vedithalativu in Mannar today (26th February 2023). The new facility was put up with a view to further expand operational efficiency of the Navy.
26 Feb 2023
Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy meets with Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
The Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi who is currently on an official visit to Sri Lanka, met with Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (25th February 2023).
25 Feb 2023
Awareness programme on prevention of illegal activities via sea was held in Colombo
An awareness programme to educate local fishing communities as how to prevent illegal activities in Sri Lankan waters was held under the patronage of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera and Director General of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR) Mr Susantha Kahawatte at the Light House Galley, Colombo on 23rd February 2023.
25 Feb 2023
Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme of UNODC calls on Commander of the Navy
A delegation led by the Head of Global Maritime Crime Programme of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Ms Siri Bjune called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters today (24th February 2023).
24 Feb 2023
Locally fabricated Combat All-Terrain Vehicles handed over to Commander of the Navy
The Chairman of Ideal Motors, Mr Naleen Welgama handed over 03 locally fabricated Combat All-Terrain Vehicles to Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Navy Headquarters on 22nd February 2023. The Ideal Motors has fabricated these special vehicles to suit the operational needs of the Sri Lanka Navy.
23 Feb 2023