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Navy cleans beach in view of ‘National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week’

Putting its weight behind the ‘National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week’, the Sri Lanka Navy had organized a beach clean-up programme at the Galle Face in Colombo, on Tuesday (17th September).

September 18, 2019


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Navy take hold of 04 suspicious fishing vessels at sea

Sri Lanka Navy ships patrolling in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) had detected 04 Sri Lankan multiday fishing vessels named ‘Danuji’, ‘SubaPathum 4’, ‘LakpriyaDehi’ and ‘Nalin 10’ engaging in fishing activities in waters belonging to the Maldives.

September 17, 2019


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Wet weather to continue

Weather forecasts of the Met Department has predicted the prevailing wet weather to continue further.

September 17, 2019


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RSF Challengers Sink Lion Hearts to Clinch the Second CPL T-10 Cricket Title

The Colombo Premier League -2019 (CPL T-10) Cricket Tournament held at the Rifle Green Grounds was organized by SLAF Station Colombo for the second consecutive year from 20th August to 10th September 2019.

 

September 16, 2019


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Sri Lankan ships return after ‘SLINEX 2019’

The two Sri Lanka Navy ships which left home shores to take part at the Sri Lanka - India Naval Exercise-2019, (SLINEX -2019) returned to the country during the weekend.

September 16, 2019


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Two injured in gas leak explosion

An explosion had occurred at a house at Mahavila Road in Dematagoda, Colombo 9 due to a gas leak, today (15 September).

September 15, 2019


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Mock operation launched in Colombo to free hostages held by terrorists

The ongoing ‘Cormorant Strike X- 2019’ Field Training Exercise saw one of its segments (mock operations) reach Colombo on Friday (13) after intelligence reports indicating an enemy terrorist infiltration at the Central Bank who had then begun to fire indiscriminately killing and wounding civilians.

September 14, 2019


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Troops distribute plants of economic value to Northern communities

Putting their weight behind the country’s development drive towards achieving sustainable economic standards and adding strength to the national green drive, the Sri Lanka Army once again facilitated the distribution of a large number of plants with economic value among the people in Kilinochchi region, recently.

September 14, 2019


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Weather forecasts predict rainy weather

The wet weather condition experienced in many parts of the country is likely to continue according to forecasts of the Met Department.

September 12, 2019


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Annual Feast of National Shrine of Our Lady in Matara held with naval assistance

The annual feast of the National Shrine of Our Lady in Matara, was held from 06th to 08th (September) with the participation of a large gathering of Catholic devotees. Sri Lanka Navy troops had rendered assistance to successfully conduct this Catholic religious ceremony, states Navy media.

September 09, 2019


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Another sick fisherman brought ashore by Navy

A local fisherman who had ventured to sea for fishing onboard a fishing trawler was brought ashore by the Navy after he had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while at sea. According to Navy media, the fisherman had been onboard the fishing trawler, "Sajith Putha" when he had to undergo this sudden ordeal.

September 04, 2019


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‘Udarai Oba’ to raise funds for War Hero welfare project

‘Udarai Oba’, a musical extravaganza featuring a host of eminent local artists will be held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre at 06.30 pm on the 14th of this month (September 2019).

September 03, 2019


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Gajaba Supercross - 2019 thrills crowds at Saliyapura

'Gajaba Supercross - 2019', the Sri Lanka Army Gajaba Regiment organized motor rally got off to a rousing start at the Gajaba Regiment's race track in Saliyapura, Anuradapura, today (01 September).

September 01, 2019


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Adverse weather condition to continue

The prevailing adverse weather condition is expected to continue for the next few days according to a weather forecast issued by the Meteorology Department, this morning (28th August). The prevailing rainy conditions in the South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent during the next few days.

August 28, 2019


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KDU Powerlifters emerge overall champions

Making their presence felt in the local powerlifting arena, the Powerlifting Team of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University emerged as the overall men’s champions in the “All Island Shakthi Open Powerlifting Competition -2019”, states KDU media. The competition was held on 11th &12th August at the Maithri Hall in Bandaragama.

August 28, 2019


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Navy brings ashore injured seaman from oil tanker

Responding to a request by the Port Control Centre, the Sri Lanka Navy rushed one of its Fast Attack Craft (FAC) to bring ashore an injured seaman onboard an oil tanker, last morning (26th August). The said seaman had sustained injuries while working onboard the tanker, states Navy media.

August 27, 2019


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Drug awareness programme for teachers in Jaffna

An awareness programme on drug prevention for teachers in Velani Divisional Secretariat area in Jaffna was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy, recently. The programme, held in keeping with the “Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu” programme of President Maithripala Sirisena was held at the Saraswathy College in Velani, on Friday (23rd August 2019), states Navy media.

August 27, 2019


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INSSSL holds Round Table Conference

A Round Table Conference was conducted by the Institure of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) at the INSSSL auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla on the 23rd August.

August 25, 2019


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Road named after General Hamilton Wanasinghe

The road between Malwana and Dompe has been named as "General Hamilton Wanasinghe Mawatha" after the former Army Commander General Hamilton Wanasinghe.

August 25, 2019


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Dry ration for needy families

A group of needy families living in the Southern part of the country was the beneficiary of a Sri Lanka Army coordinated initiative to provide dry rations.

August 24, 2019


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Army builds sanitary facilities for the needy

Sri Lanka Army troops in Wanni carried out another public welfare project to build three new sanitary facility units (toilets) for three low-income families in Sundarapuram area in Vavuniya.

August 23, 2019


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Annual “Esala Perahera” concludes successfully

The annual “Esala Perahera”, the grand historical pageant that is held to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha drew to a successful conclusion.

August 15, 2019


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Troops to build new house for deserving family

Work on a new house for a needy civilian family in the Wanni region, constructed under the Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Army commenced on Thursday (08 August).

August 13, 2019


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Weather reports forecast strong winds

The Department of Meteorology has warned of possible sudden increase in winds in several parts of the country

August 09, 2019


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Critically ill local fisherman brought ashore for treatment

A local fisherman who was in a critical condition due to a cobra bite at the Iranathivu island was brought ashore for treatment by Navy troops on Tuesday (06). According to Navy media, naval personnel at the Iranathivu detachment has observed the fisherman in distress and had informed higher authorities.

August 08, 2019


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INSSSL Annual Lecture Series feature Late Colonel Fazly Laphir

Another segment of the Annual Lecture Series of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) was conducted at the Auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla, today (07 August 2019).

August 07, 2019


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Weather advisory

The sudden change in the weather condition over the island is likely to continue further. According to the weather forecast of the Met Department issued at noon today (18 July 2019), the prevailing showery and windy conditions are expected to continue...

July 18, 2019


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MoU between Coast Guard and Wildlife Conservation Department

The Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) and Department of Wild Life Conservation had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation and training procedures of Wave Rider Inshore Patrol Craft, on Wednesday (17th July 2019) at the Coast Guard Rear Headquarters in Wellawatta, Colombo.

July 18, 2019