Over 5300kg stock of dried turmeric smuggled by sea taken into custody
Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) seized an Indian dhow with over 5300kg of dried turmeric in seas off Chilaw Point yesterday (07th August 2021). The suspicious Indian dhow was in Sri Lankan waters, via the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), when the seizure was made by the SLCG.
08 Aug 2021
Navy brings ashore ill fisherman for treatment
Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore an ill fisherman in high seas and rushed him to hospital for treatment last night (04th August 2021). The fisherman who was aboard a local fishing trawler, in seas about 71 nautical miles (about 131 km) off Galle Lighthouse, had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention.
05 Aug 2021
Navy takes hold of smuggled stock of sea cucumber worth over Rs. 16 million
A special operation conducted by Navy in the beach area of Keerimundalama, Kalpitiya today (04th August 2021) led to the apprehension of 07 suspects who were attempting to smuggle about 820kg of dried sea cucumber into the island by sea routes.
04 Aug 2021
89 persons held for engaging in illegal fishing practices
During operations conducted by the Eastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Northern and North Central Naval Commands from 01st to 31st July 2021, the Navy managed to nab 89 individuals for engaging in illegal fishing. The operations also made way to seize 30 fishing boats and several other fishing accessories used for these illegal practices.
02 Aug 2021
Navy seizes over Rs. 32 million worth Kerala cannabis with 02 suspects in northern waters
A special operation carried out by the Navy in seas off from Thondamanaru to Mamunei in Jaffna on 31st July 2021 led to the seizure of about 109kg and 150g of Kerala cannabis along with 02 suspects and a dinghy used for the racket.
01 Aug 2021
Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs 125 million with 03 suspects in northern waters
Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 417kg and 200g of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation, conducted in the sea area extending from Madagal to Point Pedro, Jaffna in the dark hours on 27th July 2021. The operation also made way to apprehend 03 suspects and a dinghy used for this racket.
28 Jul 2021
Navy seizes haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 65 million with 03 suspects in northern seas
A special operation conducted by the Navy in seas north of Kankasanthurai, Jaffna led to the seizure of about 216kg and 750g of Kerala cannabis and apprehension of 03 suspects along with a dinghy on 25th July 2021.
26 Jul 2021
Navy seizes a haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 32 million with a suspect in Vettalakeni
The Navy managed to seize about 107kg and 840g of Kerala cannabis and apprehend a suspect, during a foot patrol conducted in the beach area of Kadeikadu, Vettalakeni on 22 July 2021.
23 Jul 2021
Navy seizes another haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 41 million in northern waters
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize about 139kg and 100g of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation conducted in northern waters off Thondamanaru, Jaffna on 19th July 2021. The consignment was dumped at sea by the smugglers without being able to fetch them ashore due to naval operations in the area.
20 Jul 2021
Navy acts with alacrity to bring ashore injured fisherman in high seas
The Navy dispatched Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) 'Sayurala' to bring ashore a seriously injured fisherman aboard a local multi-day fishing trawler. The fisherman sustained the injury following an accident, while in high seas about 610 nautical miles (1129km) off Great Basses Lighthouse, southeast of the island. Having brought the injured fisherman to Hambantota harbour, he was rushed to the Hambantota hospital for treatment by the Navy today (18th July 2021).
18 Jul 2021