Navy seizes stock of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 70 million and onion seeds in northwestern and western seas

Naval patrols conducted in northwestern and western waters of the island on 07th May 2021, led to the seizure of over 235kg of Kerala cannabis and about 522kg of onion seeds, attempted to be smuggled into the country via sea routes.

08 May 2021

Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with narcotics

A special operation conducted by the Navy in Rajagiriya area on 03rd May 2021, led to the apprehension of 03 suspects with about 311g and 250mg of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and about 47g and 600mg of hashish.

05 May 2021

Navy prevents 11 Indian fishing vessels from entering Sri Lankan waters

By virtue of special patrols being conducted in the sea area close to the Palk Strait these days to prevent illegal immigrants from entering Sri Lankan waters, the Navy was able to prevent 11 Indian fishing vessels with 86 individuals, from their suspicious attempt to enter into Sri Lankan waters today (04th May 2021).

04 May 2021

Navy recovers another haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 55 million in northern seas

Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard managed to recover another haul of Kerala cannabis weighing over 183kg, during a special operation in the seas north of Kankesanthurai in Jaffna, today (03rd May 2021).

03 May 2021

Press Release


Navy increases security in Sri Lankan waters to prevent illegal migration attempts

Sri Lanka Navy has deployed more naval units to patrol the northern and northwesters waters of the island around the clock, following the possibility of illegal migrants entering the shores of Sri Lanka via sea routes, which could surge the transmission of COVID pandemic in the country.

03 May 2021

Navy clears blockage under Wakwella bridge, Galle

The Navy pressed into service once again to remove heaps of debris collected under the Wakwella bridge, across the Gin Ganga in the Wakwella area, on 01st May 2021.

02 May 2021

Navy takes hold of a consignment of smuggled dried turmeric and cardamom

Sri Lanka Navy on 27th and 28th April 2021 apprehended 02 Indian dhows, loaded with about 2790kg of dried turmeric, about 803 kg of cardamom and several other consumer goods, in northwestern waters of the island, across the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). Apart from the above consignments, 12 Indian nationals aboard 02 dhows were also held by the Navy.

29 Apr 2021

Navy recovers a haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 72 million in northern seas

A special operation conducted by the Navy in the seas off Sillalai, Jaffna on 28th April 2021, made way to get hold of over 240kg of Kerala cannabis.

29 Apr 2021

Navy foils another attempt of smuggling of contraband

Special operations carried out by the Navy in the Munnakkarai lagoon area, Negombo as well as in seas off Kudiyiruppu and Pesalai, Mannar from 17th to 20th April 2021 made way for the seizure of over 1263kg of dried turmeric attempted to be smuggled into the country and apprehension of 05 suspects involved in the rackets.

22 Apr 2021

Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 26 million

A special operation conducted by the Navy and Mannar Police in Muddalampiddi, Mulankavil today (18th April 2021) led to the apprehension of 03 suspects with over 89kg of Kerala cannabis.

18 Apr 2021