Navy in search and rescue operation to locate fishermen on sunken Indian poaching vessel in Sri Lankan waters

Sri Lanka Navy launched a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation last night in search of a sunken Indian fishing boat and its fishermen, in Sri Lankan waters about 8 nautical miles (15 km) within the IMBL northwest of Delft Island, following a resisting arrest incident took place in the dark hours on 18th January 2021.

19 Jan 2021

Navy rescues a dinghy stranded at sea

Sri Lanka Navy, with the mediation of its Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC Colombo), sprang into action to rescue a dinghy with 02 fishermen swept away to the Indian waters, on 15th January 2021. The dinghy that departed Silawathura for fishing practices had faced this distress due to a failure in its outboard motor (OBM).

16 Jan 2021

Navy brought ashore a distressed fishing trawler

Sri Lanka Navy, in cooperation with Indian High Commission in Colombo, brought ashore a fishing trawler drifted to the Indian waters along with 02 fishermen aboard, on 13th January 2021. The trawler which left for fishing from Gurunagar, Jaffna had carried away towards Indian seas, having gone into an engine failure.

14 Jan 2021

Navy apprehends 09 Indian nationals along with a trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

A naval operation conducted in northern waters on 09th January 2021 resulted in the apprehension of 09 Indian nationals and seizure of an Indian fishing trawler, for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

11 Jan 2021

Over 8700kg of smuggled dried turmeric seized in northwestern seas

A special operation carried out by the Navy in dark hours on 08th January 2021 in the northwestern seas of the island resulted in the seizure of about 8769kg of dried turmeric, attempted to be smuggled into the island and apprehension of 12 Indian nationals. Meanwhile, the seized consignment of turmeric along with Indian nationals was brought ashore on 09th January for onward investigations.

10 Jan 2021

Navy apprehends 02 suspects with over 124kg of Kerala cannabis in northern waters

A special operation conducted by the Navy in northern waters resulted in the seizure of over 124kg of Kerala cannabis and apprehension of 02 suspects, on 06th January 2021.

08 Jan 2021

A consignment of smuggled dried turmeric and cardamom seized in northwestern seas

A special operation carried out by the Navy in northwestern seas on 05th January 2021, led to the seizure of 1680kg of dried turmeric and 150kg of cardamom attempted to be smuggled into the island and apprehension of 04 Indian nationals along with an Indian dhow.

06 Jan 2021

Naval operation in western seas apprehends 04 suspects with drugs worth over Rs. 600 million

A special operation carried out by the Navy in the seas off Negombo today (04th January 2021) led to the apprehension of 04 suspects with over 100kg of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) and about 80kg of Hashish and seizure of a multiday fishing trawler used to transfer the narcotic substances.

04 Jan 2021

Navy nabs 04 suspects with drugs in southern seas

A special operation carried out by the Navy in the sea area off Dodanduwa, Galle on 31st December 2020, led to the apprehension of 04 suspects with 5kg and 945g of crystal methamphetamine (ICE), 2kg and 47g of heroin and 03g of Kerala cannabis and seizure of a multiday fishing trawler used to transfer the narcotic substances.

01 Jan 2021