Navy apprehends suspects with stock of smuggled turmeric
Upon detection of a suspicious trawler in the sea area about 10 nautical miles (18km) off the Chilaw Point, the Navy apprehended 04 suspects aboard, along with gunny sacks stuffed with turmeric, on 11th August 2020.
12 Aug 2020
Navy seizes haul of illegal drugs in northern seas
The Navy managed to seize a haul of drug strain known to be Kerala cannabis, during a special operation carried out in the sea area about 22 nautical miles off Point Pedro on 11th August 2020.
12 Aug 2020
Navy assists apprehension of 04 persons with narcotics
As an extension of its regular anti-drug operations being carried out in view of creating a drug-free society, the Navy rendered assistance for apprehension of 04 suspects with narcotic substances in Ambalantota, Palaitivu Island and Periyakarsal areas in the past few days.
08 Aug 2020
Navy plays a classic role helping stranded fishers at sea
Responding to request for assistance by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo, Sri Lanka Navy initiated swift action to reach out to several multi day fishing trawlers and their crew members in distress at sea, in the past couple of days.
06 Aug 2020
Navy continues its crackdowns on wide-ranging illegal acts
As part of its anti-drug operations being carried out with a view to help eradicate the drug menace from the country, the Navy managed to apprehend 02 suspects along with narcotic substances and several contraband, from 30th July to 03rd August 2020.
05 Aug 2020
Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman at sea
Sri Lanka Navy, today 03rd August 2020, rendered assistance to bring ashore a fisherman for treatment, as he suddenly fell ill at sea.
03 Aug 2020
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