Navy takes hold of 10219 illegally harvested sea cucumbers

Naval operations carried out in Eastern, Northern, Northwestern and North Central Naval Commands in the past 02 weeks led to the seizure of 10219 sea cucumbers illegally harvested through night diving and apprehension of a group of individuals and diving gear used for this illegal act.

31 Mar 2021

Sudden fire erupted in fishing trawler at Dikkowita harbour smothered, averting severe destruction

Sri Lanka Navy’s Fire Fighting Unit sprang into action to douse a fire that suddenly broke out in a multi-day fishing trawler at the Dikkowita fishery harbour today (29th March 2021).

29 Mar 2021

Navy apprehends 05 Indian fishing vessels and 54 Indian nationals whilst poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Sri Lanka Navy in the dark hours on 24th March 2021 apprehended 05 Indian fishing vessels along with 54 Indian nationals while poaching close to Sri Lanka.

25 Mar 2021

Navy nabs 02 suspects with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 71 million

During a special operation conducted at Veththalakerni in Jaffna today (22nd March 2021), the Navy managed to apprehend 02 suspects for transporting about 239kg and 850g of Kerala cannabis by a tipper truck.

22 Mar 2021

Over 2221kg of smuggled dried turmeric seized during naval operations

Special operations conducted by the Navy at Mohoththuwaram beach in Kalpitiya and Kuduirippu beach in Talaimannar on 19th and 20th March 2021 led to the seizure of 2221kg and 600g of dried turmeric (in wet weight). It is believed that the consignments were left behind by racketeers in fear of naval operations, after they were smuggled into the country via sea.

21 Mar 2021

Navy apprehends 02 suspects for smuggling turmeric and cardamom by sea

A naval operation conducted in seas off Talaimannar made way for the apprehension of 02 suspects who were attempting to smuggle about 349kg of turmeric and 156kg of cardamom into the island, on 15th March 2021.

16 Mar 2021

Navy foils illegal migration attempt: 24 people held in Kalpitiya

During a special operation conducted in Kurakkanhena, Kalpitiya today (11th March 2021), Sri Lanka Navy was able to foil an illegal migration attempt by apprehending 24 persons involved in this unlawful act.

11 Mar 2021

Navy apprehends 02 suspects attempting to smuggle Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 42 million

A special operation by Navy in seas off the Eluvaitivu Island, Jaffna made way to apprehend 02 suspects who were attempting to smuggle about 141kg of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 42 million into the island, on 10th March 2021.

11 Mar 2021

Navy nabs 04 suspects smuggling dried sea cucumber worth over Rs. 26 million

A special operation conducted by Navy in seas off Talaimannar on 09th March 2021 led to the apprehension of 04 suspects who were attempting to smuggle over 1189kg of dried sea cucumber into the island.

10 Mar 2021

Navy seizes over 107kg stock of Kerala cannabis in Kalpitiya lagoon

A special operation conducted by the Navy on Somathivu Island in Kalpitiya on 08th March 2021 led to the seizure of 107kg and 125g of Kerala cannabis.

09 Mar 2021