Tree planting campaign launched to coincide with 71st anniversary of the Navy

On the sidelines of the 71st anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy, a tree planting campaign was launched in the Northern Naval Command, under the auspices of Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera on 10th December 2021....

2021-12-13

Fifty-six (56) Midshipmen embark on their naval careers as commissioned officers

The commissioning of Midshipmen of the 34th intake (Technical) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University and 62nd intake of officer cadets of Sri Lanka Navy was held at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA), Trincomalee on 11th December 2021. At the invitation of Commandant NMA, Commodore Damian Fernando, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne graced this occasion as the Chief Guest and took the salute. The event was also attended by President Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Chandima Ulugetenne....

2021-12-12

25 Navy officers graduated with ‘psc’ from Defence Services Command and Staff College

The graduation ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Sapugaskanda Course No 15 was held at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre on 10th December 2021. The event graced by Secretary Defence, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne as the Chief Guest was also attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne....

2021-12-11

Navy seizes another foreign fishing vessel with about 250kg stock of narcotics in international waters

A special operation mounted by the Navy in international waters led to intercept a foreign fishing vessel carrying a large consignment of narcotics, with 06 suspects aboard....

2021-12-11

‘Compendium of Drug Seizures at Sea by Sri Lanka Navy’ presented to Commander of the Navy

The Navy compiled a collection of records titled ‘Compendium of Drug Seizures at Sea by Sri Lanka Navy’ with regard to large scale anti-drug operations conducted by Sri Lanka Navy. The first copy of the compendium was presented to Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne by Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Prasanna Mahawithana at the Navy Headquarters today (10th December 2021)...

2021-12-10

P 627 in Seattle joins 71st anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka Navy

The ship’s crew of P 627 joined the 71st anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka Navy in Seattle, United States on 09th December 2021. Sri Lanka Navy acquired the ship from the United States Coast Guard in the month of October this year. ...

2021-12-10

Newly appointed Defence Adviser at British High Commission in Sri Lanka calls on Commander of the Navy

Newly appointed Defence Adviser at the British High Commission in Sri Lanka, Colonel Paul Clayton called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (10th December 2021)....

2021-12-10

Fallen naval war veterans commemorated on 71st anniversary of Sri Lanka Navy

In parallel with the 71st anniversary of Sri Lanka Navy, a solemn ceremony to commemorate Navy war veterans who made the supreme sacrifice for the freedom of the nation was held at Naval War Hero Monument in Welisara on 09th December 2021....

2021-12-10

Navy-sponsored RO plant declared open in Polpithigama on 71st Navy Day

In parallel with its 71st anniversary, a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant fully sponsored by the Sri Lanka Navy, was declared open at Thelambiyawa Primary School which belongs to the Polpithigama Divisional Secretariat, Kurunegala on 09th December 2021. The opening of the facility was held under the patronage of Deputy Area Commander North Western Naval Area, Commodore Mahaendra Weerarathna. ...

2021-12-10

Navy proudly celebrates its 71st anniversary in keeping with time-honoured traditions

Sri Lanka Navy, popularly known as the First Line of Defence of the island nation is proudly celebrating its 71st anniversary today (09th December 2021). Following the directives and guidance of Commander of the Navy a range of celebratory events are conducted in each Naval Command, giving pride and place to naval customs and religious rituals. On the sidelines of these celebrations, capital ships of the Sri Lanka Navy will lay at anchor off the Galle Face Green and the ships will be there on 09th and 10th December, allowing the general public to catch the glimpse of naval power of Sri Lanka....

2021-12-09

Commander of the Navy presides ‘Rana Daruwo’ book launching ceremony marking 140th anniversary of National Cadet Corps

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne presided over the public launching of the book titled ‘Rana Daruwo’ authored by Captain MN Dharmarathna at the Royal College, Colombo today (08th December 2021). Captain MN Dharmarathna, who was in charge of the Royal College Cadet Platoon as Officer Commander and went on to serve the College as its Deputy Principal, launched this publication to coincide with the 140th anniversary of National Cadet Corps (NCC) as well as Royal College Cadetting. ...

2021-12-08

Defence Attaché of Embassy of Italy in New Delhi calls on Commander of the Navy

The Defence Attaché of Embassy of Italy in New Delhi and accredited to Sri Lanka, Captain (Navy) Fabrizio Falzi called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the Navy Headquarters today (07th December 2021). ...

2021-12-07

Navy assists conduct of lifesaving training programmes for youths in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Life Saving in partnership with Northwind Projects conducted lifesaving training programmes at SLNS Elara in Karainagar for youths in Jaffna. On successful completion of the programmes 16 youths were awarded certificates in a ceremony held under the patronage of Governor of the Northern Province, Hon. Jeevan Theagarajah and Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera on 05th December 2021....

2021-12-07

Navy nets Kerala cannabis in Point Pedro

Sri Lanka Navy managed to take hold of about 23kg and 600g (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis abandoned, during a search carried out in Thumpalai beach area, Point Pedro in the dark hours on 06th December 2021. ...

2021-12-07

Navy takes hold of smuggled Kendu leave stock in southern waters

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a multiday fishing trawler carrying about 5645.5kg of smuggled Kendu leaves, during a special operation in southern waters about 60 nautical miles (111km) off Dondra on 06th December 2021. The operation also made way to apprehend 05 suspects in connection to the incident. ...

2021-12-07

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