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  • 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 […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard handed over its decommissioned cutter USCGC Sherman to the Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony on August 27. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan Navy commander, and Rear Admiral Michael Haycock of the US Coast Guard. The cutter was gifted to Sri Lanka under the Foreign […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 February 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard assisted in the repatriation of 04 Indian fishermen who were released from Sri Lankan custody. The released fishermen and their fishing trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MSB – 176 were handed over to Indian Coast Guard Ship Rani Ambakka in the seas off Thalaimannar on 12th February […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sri Lankan maritime forces welcomed their US counterparts to Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, on October 1, where the two services will work together as part of the exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). This is the first ever CARAT exercise hosted by Sri Lanka. CARAT Sri Lanka 2017 is part of a series of bilateral […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of thirty-nine (39) Sri Lankan fishermen, who were released from the Indian custody on 16th June 2014.   The fishermen were handed over to SLN officials by the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajtharang” at the Indo-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the seas North of Kankasanthurei. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Authorities

    The 21st International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between Sri Lanka and India was held onboard the Sri Lanka Naval Ship Sagara at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai. The Sri Lankan delegation consisted of Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard officials and was headed by Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities

    Bangladesh Naval Ship “Abu Bakr” arrived at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on a goodwill visit on October 20. The Commanding Officer of the ship, Captain Mohammad Mahmudul Malek visited the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Jayantha De Silva at the Western Naval Command Headquarters in Colombo, where they held cordial discussions and exchanged […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy facilitated the repatriation of 23 Sri Lanka fishermen who had been released from the Indian custody.   The fishermen along with 4 fishing trawlers were taken over from Indian Coast Guard Ship “Vishwast” at the Indo-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) North of Kankasanturai on 03rd September 2014. Sri Lanka Naval […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, welcomed Ugandan Minister of State for Defence, Hon. Gen (retd) Odongo Jeje, at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 28th of January 2014.   The Ugandan Minister was accompanied by a delegation of six members. The collocutors discussed mutual interests and importance of bilateral cooperation. […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Authorities

    Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151) Commodore Zahid Ilyas SI(M) S.Bt recently visited Sri Lanka to boost cooperation, coordination and information exchanges with the Sri Lankan Navy, in order to lay the foundations for Sri Lanka becoming a member of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The visit offered an opportunity to highlight the role and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy busted an Indo-Sri Lanka cross-border cannabis smuggling racket and arrested 04 Indian persons and two of their Sri Lankan accomplices along with approximately 100 kilograms of “Kerala Ganja”. The arrest was made by Sri Lanka Naval Ship Udara attached to the Northern Naval Command in the seas off Kachchatheevu on 25th April […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former US Coast Guard cutter Sherman arrived at the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 12, eight months after it was formally handed over to the South Asian country in August 2018. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Yapa Sirisena in the near future. Once it enters navy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 78 illegal immigrants suspected to be bound for Australia in the southern Sri Lankan seas on 26th June 2015. The multiday trawler in which the group were traveling was intercepted by an SLN fast craft on routine patrol off Kirinda. The group consisted of 59 Tamils and 17 Sinhalese. Along with […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Sri Lankan Navy commissioned SLNS Sayurala, the first of two offshore patrol vessel, in a ceremony at Colombo naval base on August 2. Sayurala was built by Indian shipbuilder Goa Shipyards Limited under a US$ 155 million contract and is the largest vessels the Sri Lanka has operated. The vessel was delivered to Sri Lanka […]