Navy renders assistance to bring ashore 02 critically injured fishermen in southern seas for treatment
Sri Lanka Navy with the assistance of Sri Lanka Coast Guard brought ashore 02 critically injured fishermen for treatment, on 18th September 2021. The fishermen were seriously injured in a dispute between two groups of fishers aboard a local fishing vessel in the southern seas about 120 nautical miles (222 km) off Galle.
19 Sep 2021
Navy seizes over 3704kg of smuggled dried turmeric with 10 suspects during operations in past 03 days
During special operations conducted in beach areas of South Bar and Irukkalampiddi and in seas south of Mannar on 16th, 17th and 18th September 2021, the Navy managed to seize over 3704kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric and apprehension of 04 local suspects with a dinghy as well as 06 Indian nationals and an Indian dhow used for these illegal acts.
19 Sep 2021
Navy intercepts another foreign fishing vessel carrying heroin worth over Rs. 1575 million street value
In yet another successful operation, Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a foreign fishing vessel carrying over 170kg and 866g (including the packages) of heroin in international waters south of Sri Lanka on 10th September 2021. Meanwhile, the smuggling vessel loaded with narcotics worth more than Rs. 1575 million of street value was brought to the port of Colombo this morning (18th September 2021), along with 09 foreign nationals aboard.
18 Sep 2021
Navy grabs hold of over 1162kg haul of smuggled dried turmeric with 02 suspects
The Navy managed to seize over 1162kg haul of dried turmeric, attempted to be smuggled into the island, during a special operation carried out in Ma Oya estuary, Negombo in the wee hours today (16th September 2021). The operation also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and 02 dinghies in connection to the racket.
16 Sep 2021
Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis worth approx. Rs. 14 million in Vankalai, Mannar
Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 47kg and 100g (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during a special foot patrol conducted in Vankalai beach area, Mannar this morning (15th September 2021).
15 Sep 2021
Navy apprehends 04 suspects with Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) worth over Rs. 79 million in Talaimannar
A special operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of Urumalai, Talaimannar in the dark hours on 14th September 2021, led to the seizure of about 09kg and 914g of Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) attempted to be smuggled into the country. The operation also made way to the apprehension of 04 suspects and a dinghy in connection to this racket.
15 Sep 2021
Navy takes hold of over 72000 illegally transported sea cucumber stock with 02 suspects
A special operation conducted by the Navy in Irukkulampiddi, Mannar this morning (12th September 2021), led to the seizure of a stock of about 72542 sea cucumbers being transported by illegal means. The operation also made way to nab 02 suspects in connection to this unlawful act.
12 Sep 2021
Navy apprehends 05 suspects with smuggled dried turmeric and other contraband
During special operations conducted in beach areas of Thudawa, Kalpitiya and Arippu, Mannar on the midnight of 10th September and this morning (11th September 2021), the Navy managed to seize over 1628kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric and Electronic wiring accessories. The operations also led to the apprehension of 05 suspects and 02 dinghies used for the smuggling attempts.
11 Sep 2021
Navy gets hold of over 1136kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric with 05 suspects
Special operations conducted by the Navy in seas off Gurunagar, Jaffna and Arippu, Silawathura on 09th and 10th September 2021, led to the seizure of over 1136kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric and apprehension of 05 suspects together with 02 dinghies used for the racket.
10 Sep 2021
Navy seizes a stock of smuggled dried turmeric with 02 suspects in Silawathura
The Navy seized another stock of smuggled dried turmeric weighing approx. 1172kg, during a special operation conducted in seas off Sawaripuram, Silawathura this morning (09th September 2021). The operation also made way to the apprehension of 02 suspects and a dinghy used for the illegal act.
09 Sep 2021