Navy launches beach cleaning programmes to coincide with International Coastal Cleanup Day

Under the esteemed patronage of the Chief of Staff to the President and National Security Advisor, Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka, a beach cleaning programme unfolded at Port City Beach on 16th September 2023. This initiative which was conducted on the sidelines of the International Coastal Cleanup Day and the National Marine Resources Conservation Week was also participated by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera.In a concerted effort to combat coastal pollution and preserve the natural beauty of shores, the Sri Lanka Navy orchestrated a series of beach cleaning programmes across all Naval Commands.

17 Sep 2023

Navy launches mangrove planting programme in Lankapatuna

Taking another significant step towards coastal conservation, the Navy launched a mangrove planting programme in the lagoon area of Ullukkalei, Lankapatuna on 26th June 2023. The event which saw planting of 1000 mangrove saplings, was held under the patronage of Commander Eastern Naval Area and Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Dammika Kumara.

27 Jun 2023

Mangrove planting initiative takes root in Southeastern Naval Command

Coinciding with the World Oceans Day, the Sri Lanka Navy on 08th June 2023 launched a mangrove planting initiative in the lagoon area of Panama in the Southeastern Naval Command. The event was held under the patronage of Deputy Area Commander Southeastern Naval Area, Commodore Ruwan Rupasena. The World Oceans Day of this year was celebrated (08th June), on the theme 'Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing’.

10 Jun 2023

‘Nekathata Palayak’ tree planting ritual of Sinhala and Tamil New Year performed at Navy Headquarters

In line with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year auspicious ritual ‘Nekathata Palayak’, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera planted a mango sapling in the Navy Headquarters premises today (20th April 2023) at 06.38 a.m. The programme was launched island wide by the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the national tree planting project.

20 Apr 2023

Navy takes lead in conserving sea turtles and sets free 97 hatchlings to ocean

The Sri Lanka Navy set free 97 sea turtle hatchlings at the Panama beach on 11th April 2023, in a bid to save these endangered marine animal. The Deputy Area Commander Southeastern Naval Area, Commodore Ruwan Rupasena was also in attendance on this occasion where the hatchlings were released. As part of the Turtle Conservation Project of the Sri Lanka Navy, the eggs of these hatchlings were conserved, to help them start the journey to adulthood.

12 Apr 2023

Navy receives Beach Tech Sweepy (BTS) to clean beaches

A mechanized beach cleanup programme began at the Crow Island beach, Mattakkuliya on 12th March 2023, and the Sri Lanka Navy received a Beach Tech Sweepy (BTS) machinery used for mechanized beach cleanup efforts, from the Marine Environment Protection Authority on today (25th March 2023) under the patronage of Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff, Mr. Sagala Ratnayake and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera.

25 Mar 2023

Navy releases 146 sea turtle hatchlings into ocean

The Sri Lanka Navy released 146 sea turtle hatchlings at Panama beach on 21st March 2023, in a bid to save these endangered marine animal. The Commander Southeastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kanchana Banagoda was also in attendance on this occasion where the hatchlings were released. As part of the Turtle Conservation Project of the Sri Lanka Navy, the eggs of these hatchlings were conserved at the Turtle Conservation Unit in SLNS Mahanaga.

22 Mar 2023

A mangrove nursery declared open in North Central Naval Command

The Commander North Central Naval Area Rear Admiral Prasad Kariyapperuma today (20th February 2023) declared open a mangrove nursery established in the Command, as part of the Mangrove Conservation Project of the Sri Lanka Navy.

20 Feb 2023

Navy restores coastal ecosystems in Kalu Ganga estuary through mangrove planting

As part of the Mangrove Conservation Project of the Sri Lanka Navy, a mangrove planting drive was conducted in the Kalu Ganga estuary on 19th February 2023.

20 Feb 2023

Navy launches beach cleaning drives coinciding with International Coastal Cleanup Day and Marine Resources Conservation Week

Sri Lanka Navy conducted several cleanup drives in beach areas covering all naval commands this morning (17th September 2022), in parallel with the International Coastal Cleanup Day and Marine Resources Conservation Week.

17 Sep 2022