Suspect busted for turmeric racket in Mannar

The Navy nabbed a suspect who was smuggling a stock of dried turmeric in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on 28th July 2020.

30 Jul 2020

Navy apprehends 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Eastern seas

Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations for the prevention of illegal fishing practices which adversely impact legitimate commercial fishers as well as marine ecosystem. During similar search operations conducted in Trincomalee, Kinniya, Mullaitivu and Nilaveli sea areas on 25th and 28th July 2020, the Navy managed to nab 15 persons engaged in illegal fishing and seize fishing gear belonging to them.

29 Jul 2020

Navy nabs 04 suspects for possession of illegal drugs

Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular anti-drug operations in order to prevent smuggling of drugs in the country. During similar operations carried out in the North Central and in Eastern Naval Commands on 24th July 2020, the Navy managed to apprehend 04 suspects for possession of illegal drugs which included more than 09kg of Kerala cannabis and other substances.

25 Jul 2020

Twenty seven (27) persons apprehended by Navy for engaging in illegal fishing

Sri Lanka Navy which conduct regular patrols to preserve the marine resources around the island, apprehended 27 persons who engaged in illegal fishing, along with banned nets and other fishing gear, during the search operations carried out in the Eastern Naval Command from 18th to 23rd July 2020.

24 Jul 2020

Navy renders assistance to Kenyan flagged vessel in distress at High Seas

The Navy yet again has rendered assistance to a distressed Kenyan flagged vessel which was in total power failure for days at high seas. The Navy responding to a distress alert received at Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo on 21st July 2020 rendered towing assistance to the distressed vessel which was drifting about 170 nautical miles (about 306 km) south of Sri Lanka.

24 Jul 2020

Two persons with a suspicious craft apprehended by Navy

SL Navy apprehended two persons with a suspicious craft during a search operation conducted in the sea area off Nagarkovil, at night on 22nd July 2020.

23 Jul 2020

Navy recovers the dead body of a drowned person

reservoir, on 22nd July 2020 and recovered the dead body of the missing person.

23 Jul 2020

Navy assists to apprehend suspect with Kerala cannabis

A person possessed Kerala cannabis, was apprehend during an operation carried out by the Navy in coordination with Police STF, in Kudawella fisheries harbour, on 22nd July 2020.

23 Jul 2020

Navy apprehends 03 persons with explosives used for fishing

The Navy apprehended 03 persons with explosive items, during a search conducted in Palaviya, Kilinochchi on 20th June 2020.

21 Jul 2020

Navy assists apprehension of 02 suspects for possession of illegal and dangerous drugs

The Navy, during two separate operations carried out with the Police, arrested a man with controlled substance and a woman for possession of heroin in Trincomalee on 18th and 19th July 2020.

20 Jul 2020

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