The Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 71st Anniversary today.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, a wide range of events are being conducted in every naval command, giving prominence to naval traditions and religious events.
Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne said a number of events have been organized to celebrate the Navy’s 71st anniversary with religious rituals performed customarily to invoke blessings.
Special religious events will be held at the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy while during a ceremony to be held in Anuradhapura, several flags including the National Flag, Buddhist Flag, Naval ensign and flags of naval commands, establishments, ships and craft will receive the blessings of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.
The Navy Commander said all fallen heroes will also be remembered as Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 71st Anniversary.
Meanwhile the public will be able to witness Sri Lanka Navy vessels at Galle Face Green in Colombo today.
A public viewing of ships is organized to celebrate at the Galle Face Green part of events organized to coincide with Sri Lanka Navy’s 71st anniversary celebrations.
The Navy will also plant 200,000 mangroves along the coastal belt from Puttalam to Jaffna while the newly built jetty in the Puttalam lagoon will also be declared open.
The Sri Lanka Navy was established on the 9th of December 1950 and has been part of Sri Lanka’s defense apparatus since.