Development News: Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva declared open Sri Lanka’s first-ever underwater museum off Galle shores on 05th April 2020.
This underwater museum was built off Galle shores under the close supervision of the Commander of the Navy, upon a proposal by the Prime Minister, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa. The construction work was carried out utilizing the manpower of the Sri Lanka Navy. This special museum is located off the shores of Galle, which attracts a large number of both local and foreign tourists. Further a large collection of artifacts and sculptures made by Navy has been placed here.
Marking another milestone in the annals of Sri Lanka Navy, Commander of the Navy who is a veteran in underwater diving, declared open this first-ever underwater museum by cutting the ribbon. Addressing on this occasion, Commander of the Navy expressed his thanks to Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Kassapa Paul and other officers and sailors of the command for playing a praiseworthy role during the construction of this mega project.
It is also believed that this underwater sculpture park will contribute greatly to the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, which is starting to thrive following the coronavirus pandemic