A group of Indian fishermen stranded in Sri Lankan waters rescued by the Navy
Sri Lanka Navy rescued 06 distressed Indian fishermen drifted to the Sri Lankan waters north of Talaimannar, with their defunct trawler. The rescued Indian fishermen were provided humanitarian assistance and handed over to another Indian fishing trawler at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on 31st July 2022.
31 Jul 2022
Navy nabs 03 suspects with smuggled gold worth over Rs. 09 million in Pesalai
Sri Lanka Navy seized about 470 g of gold and a conch shell (Valampuri) attempted to be smuggled from the country, during a special operation carried out in seas off Kurusapadu in Pesalai, Mannar in the dark hours of 25th July 2022. The operation also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects in connection to the racket.
26 Jul 2022
Navy nabs a suspect with Kerala cannabis worth over of Rs. 4 million street value in Mannar
A special search operation conducted by the Navy in Pesalai, Mannar in the dark hours on 23rd July 2022 lead to the apprehension of a suspect with about 14kg and 980g of Kerala cannabis.
24 Jul 2022
Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt and apprehends 33 individuals
Sri Lanka Navy apprehend 33 individuals, suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea, during a search operation carried out in seas off Negombo this morning ( 21st July 2022).
21 Jul 2022
Navy seizes poaching trawler in Mannar seas
Sri Lanka Navy seized an Indian trawler with 06 Indian fishermen aboard for poaching in the island's waters, during a patrol carried out in the seas north of Mannar on the night of 20th July 2022.
21 Jul 2022
Over Rs 172 million worth Kerala cannabis and 02 suspects held in northern waters
Sri Lanka Navy seized a dinghy carrying about 575kg and 600g (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis and held 02 suspects, during a special operation carried out in seas off Old Casuarina Beach of Karainagar, Jaffna in the dark hours of 19th July 2022.
20 Jul 2022
Navy seizes Kerala cannabis in northern waters
The Navy took hold of about 30kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis floating off the Kachchativu Island on 18th July 2022. The seizure was made during a special operation conducted by the Navy to chase away Indian poaching trawlers in Sri Lankan waters.
19 Jul 2022
Navy renders assistance to extinguish fire in Hunupitiya, Wattala
The Navy this evening (16th July 2022) sprang into action to control a sudden fire erupted at a place where scrap metal is collected, and worked in full swing to prevent the flames spreading to surrounding area.
16 Jul 2022
Over Rs. 19 million worth Kerala cannabis held by Navy in Jaffna
The Navy took hold of over 65kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during foot patrols and special search operations conducted in the beach areas of Sampakulam on Mandaitivu Island, Kalmunai Point and Allappiddi, Kayts in Jaffna on 14th and 15th July 2022.
15 Jul 2022
Navy rescues 55 distressed individuals in high seas, while attempting to illegally migrate from the country
Sri Lanka Navy on 10th July 2022 rescued 55 individuals onboard a distressed local multiday fishing trawler, caught in a cyclone, in high seas about 390 nautical miles (722km) southeast of Hambantota. The group of people, suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country, were in a desperate situation when they were rescued at sea. Sri Lanka Navy brought the rescued group to the port of Hambantota this morning (12th July).
12 Jul 2022