Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya of the North Western Naval Command on information received arrested a person with 61.770 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) and 25160 packets Pampara hidden in the jungle at Periya Arichchal Island on 11th May 2013.
Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 66 Tamil persons illegally bound for Australia from India in a multi-day trawler on 06th May 2013.
Sri Lanka Navy salvaged the wreckage of the Lion Air Antonov 24 aircraft, which had crashed into the sea due to a missile attack launched by the LTTE terrorists on 29th September 1998.
Naval troops attached to SLNS Thammanna of the North Central Naval Command arrested 05 persons in the General Area Urumalai on 29th April 2013 attempting to enter Sri Lanka illegally.
Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard assisted in the repatriation of 05 Sri Lankan fishermen on 29th April 2013.
The national war heroes commemoration ceremony was held at the Ranawiru Monument at the Parliamentary Grounds in Battaramulla on 18th May 2013.
"It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious." -President George Washington