Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project (CGTCP) was launched in September, with the objective of preserving the turtles, eggs and to raise the awareness of significance sea turtle conservation among the community in Sri Lanka. Further, Coast Guard action plan includes providing the information related to behavior of Turtles (Nesting, hatchlings, feeding and mating) to those who are conducting researches on these endangered species. The CGTCP is located at Mirissa beach (adjoining Coast Guard Station Rohana) which is considered as one of the most suitable locations for turtle nesting.
After the unsuccessful attempts by LTTE to infiltrate in to Colombo Harbour during the last phase of Elam war top brasses of military and government decided to declare a high security zone around the Colombo harbour in order to ensure the security of the economic lifeline of the country. Accordingly navy established several detachments/deployments in southern part of the Colombo and Naval Deployment Wellawaththa became the center of administration.
Subsequently with the successful eradication of LTTE, Naval Deployment Colombo (South), Wellawatta was handed over to Sri Lanka Coast Guard. Director General, SL Coast Guard Rear Admiral Ruwan Dias RSP, VSV,USP,psc,Msc(DS), MNI (Lond) officially taken over the premises from Deputy Area Commander of Western Naval Area, Commodore Sarath Dissanayake RWP,USP at a charm ceremonial function held on 01st February 2012. Then SLCG waruna and Rear Head Quarters of SLCG was declared open by the DGCG-SLCG on 23rd October 2012.
Director General SL Coast Guard Rear Admiral Ruwan Dias RSP, VSV,USP,psc,Msc(DS), MNI (Lond) declared open the Coast Guard Regional Headquarters, West and Coast Guard base SLCG Waruna at Modara harbour, Panadura on 23rd December 2012.
Coast Guard Station Oluvil was established close the Oluvil harbour 0n 02nd December 2012 with the intention to assist and support fishing community and to regulate fishing activities.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training Center was declared open by Director General RAdm AARA Dias on 23rd December 2012, with the objective of producing skilled life servers for the Coast Guard.