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  • Salvage / Rescue Operations
    A patient reaches ashore with SLN assistance

    In response to a request made to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo manned by the Sri Lanka Navy, an SLN craft rendered assistance to bring an acutely ill patient who had been onboard the merchant tanker, Horin Trader, ashore for emergency medical treatment on 29th September 2015.

    Dead body of a fisherman brought ashore with naval assistance

    The Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, Sagara, rendered assistance to bring the dead body of a fisherman ashore
    on 28th September 2015.

    Three Indian fishermen in distress rescued by Sri Lanka Navy

    A naval craft on patrol in the seas north west of Thalai-mannar sighted a sinking Indian trawler,
    Paleiperiyal on 26th September 2015.

    Sri Lanka Navy rescues missing Indian fishing trawler with 06-member crew

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued the missing Indian fishing trawler with the six-member crew drifting as a result of a mechanical problem and anchored at a distance of five nautical miles west of Iranativu Island on 23rd September 2015.

  • Public Relations Activities
    Northern civilians receive an ambulance water craft from the Navy

    An ambulance water craft, built by the Sri Lanka Navy on the request of Governor of the Northern Province, Hon. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara for the benefit of civilians in the northern islands was ceremonially handed over to His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi at Killinochchi on 5th October 2015.

    Navy assists flood victims

    The Navy provided necessary assistance to the areas affected by the prevailing adverse weather conditions in the island.

    Public welfare measures in the North by the Navy

    Under the patronage of the Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Piyal de Silva, two field eye clinics were conducted at Madagal and Karainagar on 24th and 25th September 2015 respectively to treat the eye patients of remote areas in the Northern Naval Area.

    Navy lends assistance to national coastal cleaning programme

    The inaugural ceremony of the national coastal cleaning programme was held under the patronage of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Galle Face Green on 19th September 2015.

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