Navy takes hold of an Indian trawler for poaching in Mannar seas
Sri Lanka Navy took hold of an Indian trawler with 08 Indian fishermen while poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The apprehension was made in seas north of Talaimannar, during a patrol carried out on the night of 26th February 2022.
27 Feb 2022
Navy seizes 02 Indian trawlers for poaching in northern waters
Sri Lanka Navy seized two (02) Indian trawlers with 22 Indian fishermen while poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The apprehension was made in northern waters of Sri Lanka, during a patrol carried out on the night of 23rd February 2022.
24 Feb 2022
Suspect nabbed with approx. 400kg stock of Kerala cannabis
A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with the Police STF led to the apprehension of a suspect with approx. 400kg stock of Kerala cannabis in the Kelani estuary area of Thotupalawatta, Hendala this evening (23rd February 2022).
23 Feb 2022
Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman for treatment
Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore an ill fisherman in the high seas and rushed him to hospital for treatment today (21st February 2022). The fisherman who was aboard a local multiday fishing trawler, in seas about 115 nautical miles (about 213 km) off the Galle Lighthouse, had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention.
21 Feb 2022
Navy seizes Indian dhow while poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sri Lanka Navy seized an Indian dhow with 06 Indian fishermen while poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The apprehension was made in seas northwest of the Kovilan Lighthouse, Jaffna during a patrol in the wee hours of today (19th February 2022).
19 Feb 2022
Two suspects held with Crystal Methamphetamine worth over Rs. 6.5 million gross street value in Point Pedro
Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend two suspects with about 817g of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) during a search carried out in Nelliadi, Point Pedro on 14th February 2022.
15 Feb 2022
Navy seizes 02 Indian poaching trawlers in Sri Lankan waters
In an operation conducted in seas north of Talaimannar in the dark hours of 12th February 2022, Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize 02 Indian trawlers with 12 Indian fishermen, whilst poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
13 Feb 2022
Navy takes hold of 03 Indian poaching trawlers in Sri Lankan waters
In an operation conducted off the Delft Island in the dark hours of 07th February 2022, Sri Lanka Navy took hold of 03 Indian trawlers and 11 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
08 Feb 2022
Three (03) suspects apprehended with Crystal Methamphetamine worth more than Rs. 08 million street value in Mannar
A operation conducted by the Navy led to the apprehension of 03 suspects with about 01kg and 76g Methamphetamine (ICE), in Erukkalampiddi, Mannar on 04th February 2022.
05 Feb 2022
Navy foils another drug smuggling attempt in international waters
In a special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in coordination with Sri Lanka Police and intelligence agencies, another drug-carrying foreign vessel was intercepted in international waters south of Sri Lanka on 26th January 2022. This foreign multiday fishing trawler, remaining on high seas with a view to transfer the consignment to a local fishing vessel, had jettisoned about 200kg of heroin into sea, when it was approached by the Navy. During further search of the vessel, the Navy managed to recover about 250g of heroin and a satellite phone. Accordingly, the Navy nabbed 09 foreign suspects aboard in connection to this racket. The apprehended suspects along with the foreign vessel were brought to the port of Colombo for further investigations today (03rd February). The coordinated operation paved the way to thwart the influx of another large quantity of illegal drugs to the country.
03 Feb 2022