New jetty of Palleimunai Naval Detachment in Mannar opened

Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Bandula Senarathna on 23rd September 2021 declared open the new jetty constructed for berthing of small craft at the Naval Detachment of Palleimunai, administered by SLNS Gajaba in the North Central Naval Command.

This berthing facility has been a long-felt need for naval craft patrolling the Mannar sea area, with a view to curbing various illegal activities. Accordingly, the new facility which was made possible in short period of time utilizing the able manpower of the Navy, will serve above security purposes from here on.

The opening was organized in compliance with COVID-19 protocols to prevent the spread of the pandemic. Deputy Area Commander North Central Naval Area, Commodore Nilantha Hewawitharana, Commanding Officer SLNS Gajaba, Captain Vijitha Bandaranayake and a limited group of individuals were also present on this occasion.