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  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy categorically denies the allegation that Sri Lanka Naval personnel attacked Indian fishermen fishing in the seas off Kachchative Island on Saturday, as quoted by The Hindu today. Sri Lanka Navy expresses deep concerns over the malicious allegations made repeatedly accusing Sri Lanka Navy of harassing Indian fishermen. At no instance has credible […]

  • 12 March 2012

      Sri Lanka Navy categorically denies the allegations that Sri Lanka naval personnel have harassed Indian fishermen as telecast on Kalaignar TV based in Chennai , India. Being a responsible naval force, Sri Lanka Navy adheres to International Maritime Laws and carries out surveillance and patrolling accordingly in the defence of Sri Lankan waters. Sri […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Sri Lanka Navy facilitated the handing over of 14 Indian fishing trawlers, which had been released by the court, to Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘ANAGH’ at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) north of Delft on April 30. Seventy-five Indian personnel including repair teams had arrived in Sri Lanka onboard 14 trawlers on April […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 43 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody on 14th March 2015. They were provided with safe passage up to the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankesanturai onboard Sri Lanka Navy Ship Ranagaja with the assistance of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Vessel CG 47 and handed over to […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities

    Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, has appointed Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera RWP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and promoted him to the 3-star rank of Vice Admiral with effect from 01st July 2014.   Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera is the […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 5 Sri Lankan fishermen on 29th March 2013. The fishermen with their fishing boat named “Sudu Duwa” were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Ahalyabai” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kudiramalai point by Sri Lanka Naval Vessel P 474 attached to the Western […]

  • 11 April 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 5 Sri Lankan fishermen on 10th April 2013. The fishermen with their fishing boat named “Rasan Putha” were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajkamal” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai by Sri Lanka Naval Vessel Abeetha II attached to the Northern Naval […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities

    Bangladesh naval ship, “SOMUDRA JOY” arrived at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on a three-day goodwill visit on April 28, 2015. The ship was welcomed by the officials from the High Commission of the Republic of Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. The Commanding Officer of […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 5 Sri Lankan fishermen along with a fishing boat on 16th July 2012. The boat named “Solamon-II” and the fishermen were taken over from the Indian Costal Guard Ship “Veera” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Thalai-mannar by Sri Lanka Naval Vessels “Abeetha-II” and P 151 […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 21 Sri Lankan fishermen along with 4 fishing boats on 27th February 2013. The fishermen with their fishing trawlers named “Anusha”, “Aseen Budha”, “Nimasha” and “Anishka” were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajkamal” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai by Sri Lanka […]

  • 10 August 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 11 Sri Lankan fishermen along with 2 fishing boats on 8th August 2012. The boats named “Natasha Daughter” with 6 fishermen and Deshakthi Kaveesha-2 with 5 fishermen were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajshree at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai by Sri […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 5 Indian who were in distress in the seas off Nainativu Island on 17th July 2014.   The rescued persons were handed over to Kayts police for further action. On many occasions, Sri Lanka Navy has rescued Indian fishermen in distress on humanitarian grounds. [mappress] Press Release, July 18, 2014; Image: […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Sri Lanka Navy facilitated to handover 16 Indian fishing trawlers which had been released by the court, and remaining in Sri Lanka until the owners of the trawlers make arrangements to take them back to India. Fifteen trawlers located in Karainagar and one located in Thalaimannar, were handed over to Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Ameya’ at […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Authorities

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, yesterday welcomed a team of the U.S. Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) at the Sri Lankan Naval Headquarters.   The goodwill visit team of four members included Defence Attache of the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick J. Schuler, Defence Cooperation Officer, Cmdr. Travis […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy has made arrangements to bring ashore the 73 Australia-bound Sri Lankans stranded in the south eastern seas of Sri Lanka. On the direction of the Navy, a merchant vessel heading for Singapore had rescued them 290 nautical miles south east of Galle close to noon yesterday (24th July 2013). The Navy alerted the […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 23 Indian fishermen along with 5 fishing boats on 27th July 2012. The fishermen, with their fishing trawlers were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rani Abbakka ” at the International Maritime Boundary Line, off Thalai-Mannar, by Sri Lanka Naval Vessels “ Edithara II” and […]

  • 12 November 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 22 Indian fishermen on 08th November 2013. The fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Raj Kamal” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Thalaimannar by Sri Lanka Navy Ship “Udara” attached to the Northern Naval Command and two SLN Inshore Patrol Crafts attached […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Pakistan Navy’s ship Shamsheer arrived at the Port of Colombo for a goodwill visit on 13th May, 2014. The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy personnel in accordance with naval traditions.   The ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Rashed Zafar, paid a visit to Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, […]

  • 21 May 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 9 Sri Lankan fishermen on 20th May 2013. The fishermen along with their fishing boat were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajkamal” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai by Sri Lanka Naval Vessel Ranajaya attached to the Northern Naval Command. [mappress] Press […]

  • 1 April 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 5 Sri Lankan fishermen on 29th March 2013. The fishermen with their fishing boat named “Sudu Duwa” were taken over from the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Ahalyabai” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kudiramalai point by Sri Lanka Naval Vessel P 474 attached to the Western […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI “Sultan Hasanuddin” arrived at the Port of Colombo on 23rd May 2012 en route to join the UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) mission. On her arrival, she was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy. KRI “Sultan Hasanuddin” is a corvette belonging to the Indonesian Navy. It is […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 10 Sri Lankan fishermen along with 02 fishing boats on 05th July 2012. The boats named “DanshkaPutha” and “Piyumali” and the fishermen were taken over from the Indian Costal Guard Ship (ICGS) Rajshree at the International Maritime Boundary Line off KKS by Sri Lanka Naval Vessel P […]

  • 30 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 6 Sri Lankan fishermen who were drifting onboard a multi-day fishing trawler 60 nautical miles off Batticaloa on 26th November 2012. The trawler named “Buddhima” which had developed an engine defect was towed to Trincomalee by P 450 with the assistance of SLNS Udara and P 483 attached to the Eastern […]

  • 19 April 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 61 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler on 18th April 2013. The trawler named “Madushan II” was intercepted by a Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command off Batticaloa. Among the arrested persons are 60 Tamils and 01 Sinhalese that included 43 […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sagara is participating in the joint maritime fleet exercise, “SLINEX 2013”, conducted in the seas off Goa in India from 04th to 08th November 2013. The joint exercise is aimed at enhancing interoperability and exchanging professional knowledge. It provides the opportunity for both navies to rehearse the concept […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Civil employees attached to the Sri Lanka Navy felicitated Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters on 31st October 2012. They conveyed their best wishes to the Navy Commander on his new appointment and pledged their support for the efficient functioning of SLN activities during his tenure. [mappress] […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Industry news

    The first patrol boat gifted to the Sri Lanka Navy by Australia arrived at the Port of Colombo on April 24th, 2014. It was ceremonially welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.   Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage […]

  • 27 March 2013

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 97 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of 27th March 2013. The trawler named “Sumudu Putha” was intercepted by a Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Naval Patrol Craft in the South-eastern seas. Among the arrested persons are 39 males, 18 females and 40 children. They […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 38 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of 04th April 2013. The trawler named “Sanka” was intercepted by a Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command 18 nautical miles off South West of Kaluthara. Among the arrested persons […]