A suspect with hashish held in Silawathura
A coordinated search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Mannar Police in Silawathura on 27th April 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect with 893g of hashish.
28 Apr 2023
Navy apprehends 22 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern waters
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 22 persons for engaging in light-coarse fishing and night diving, during search operations conducted off Nayaru, Mullaitivu and around Kinniya Bridge on 27th April 2023. Along with the suspects, 08 dinghies, diving gear and fishing equipment were also taken into naval custody.
28 Apr 2023
Navy apprehends 10 persons engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumber in northern waters
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 10 persons for engaging in illegal harvesting of sea cucumber, during search operations conducted off Kudirippu, Veththalakerni and Nagar Kovil in Jaffna on 26th April 2023. The operations also led to the seizure of 1040 sea cucumbers, 05 dinghies and diving gear.
27 Apr 2023
Navy apprehends a suspect with over 26 kg of Kerala cannabis in Jaffna
A special operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy 23rd April 2023 in the coastal area of Anthonypuram in Palali, Jaffna led to the apprehension of a suspect with over 26 kg of Kerala cannabis.
24 Apr 2023
23 Sri Lankan nationals strayed into Vietnam waters deported to Sri Lanka
A Vietnamese-flagged fishing vessel carrying 303 Sri Lankan nationals was reported to be in distress in Vietnam Seas on 07th November 2022. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo stationed at the Sri Lanka Navy Headquarters promptly coordinated the rescue of this group of people whom were temporarily settled in Vietnam upon rescuing. Among the rescued Sri Lankans, 151 were deported from Vietnam and they arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake on 28th December 2022. In the same vein, 23 more Sri Lankans whom were deported subsequently arrived in Katunayake on 19th April.
21 Apr 2023
Navy recovers commercial explosive cache from Udayapuram Beach
A search operation conducted by the Navy in Udayapuram Beach area in Jaffna led to the recovery of 25 Water Gel Sticks - a type of commercial explosive on 19th April 2023.
20 Apr 2023
Navy nabs 08 persons engaged in light-coarse fishing in eastern seas
A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries (ADF) in Mullaitivu led to the apprehension of 08 persons who engaged in light-coarse fishing off Nayaru and Alampil, Trincomalee in the dark hours of 18th April 2023. During the operation, the Navy also seized 04 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear used for this illegal act.
19 Apr 2023
Navy apprehends 12 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern waters
Separate operations conducted by the Navy in the sea areas of Mamunai and Chundikulam, Jaffna on 16th and 17th April 2023 led to the apprehension of 12 persons engaged in illegal night diving and light-coarse fishing. During the operations, the Navy also seized 03 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear used for these illegal acts.
18 Apr 2023
Navy intercepts fishing trawler carrying over 179 kg of heroin with street value of over Rs. 3593 Mn, apprehends 06 suspects in southern seas
In a coordinated operation conducted out by the Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard, based on information of the State Intelligence Service, a local multi-day fishing trawler carrying about 179 kg and 654g (including packages) of heroin was intercepted about 132 nautical miles (about 244km) off the Little Basses, Hambantota on 15th April 2023. The operation, carried out by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship ‘Samudraraksha’, also resulted in the apprehension of six (06) suspects. This morning (17th April), the consignment of narcotic drugs and the suspects were brought to the Galle harbour where Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera was present to inspect them.
17 Apr 2023
Navy busts smuggling ring: 03 suspects and Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 20 Mn held in northern waters
The Navy intercepted an Indian dhow carrying over 62kg of Kerala cannabis and apprehended 03 suspects, during a special operation conducted in the Sri Lankan waters west of the Delft Island, Jaffna in the dark hours of 15th April 2023.
16 Apr 2023