Navy takes lead in conserving sea turtles and releases 97 hatchlings

The Sri Lanka Navy released 97 sea turtle hatchlings at the Panama beach on 11th April 2023.

Deputy Area Commander Southeastern Naval Area, Commodore Ruwan Rupasena was also present on the occasion. As part of the Turtle Conservation Project of the Sri Lanka Navy, turtle eggs were protected.

Under the guidance of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Navy is running the Turtle Conservation Project.

Apart from the navy-managed Turtle Conservation Centre in Panama, similar initiatives are being conducted along the Western, Southern and Eastern shorelines by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.

The eggs of released sea turtle hatchlings were conserved by the Turtle Conservation Unit at SLNS Mahanaga in the Southeastern Naval Command. Further, the unit has thus far released 15019 sea turtle hatchlings to the ocean, since its establishment.

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