Navy’s latest venture - whale watching
The Sri Lanka Navy will launch a whale watching project in the sea
off Galle from today with the resources it used during the humanitarian
operation, Navy Spokesman Captain Athula Senerath said.
The first voyage under this new venture will commence from the
Mirissa sea area using the Fast Personnel Career A -543 which was used
to transport civilians and Security Forces personnel during the
“We are launching a project similar to the Jet-Liner project to
contribute to the economic development of the country”, the Navy
spokesman said. The troops career Jet-Liner has now become the most
sought after cruise liner in the country after it was turned into a
recreational cruise ship to host weddings, receptions, corporate events
According to Captain Senerath the whale watching project will be
opened to locals and foreigners and will change the venue from time to
time according to the prevailing sea conditions.
Since the Eastern seas have turned rough during the North Eastern
monsoon the whale watching project will operate from Colombo to
Kalpitiya from October to December .The venture will be shifted to
Trincomalee during the South West monsoon since the western seas are
rough during this period. “Whale watching will be shifted to Galle
during the inter-monsoon period”, Capt. Senerath said.
He said information on the project including the charges and bookings
will be published in the www.navy.lk website along with Jet Liner