Kerala cannabis with a street value of over Rs. 132 million held by Navy in Negombo
A special search operation conducted by the Navy in the Mankuliya Lagoon of Negombo today (21st September 2023) led to the apprehension of a dinghy loaded with over 400kg of Kerala cannabis.
21 Sep 2023
Navy pressed into action to clear blockage under Dodangoda Bridge in Galle
The Sri Lanka Navy today (20th September 2023) cleared the blockage under the Dodangoda Bridge which is over Gin River in Dodangoda area of Galle, ensuring the free flow of water downstream.
20 Sep 2023
Navy apprehends 05 suspects with 13 Water Gel sticks in Mannar
A search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of South Bar, Mannar on 19th September 2023 led to the apprehension of 05 suspects who were planning to employ explosives for fishing purposes. During the operation the Navy also held 13 Water Gel sticks - a type of commercial explosive and a dinghy.
20 Sep 2023
Navy apprehends 04 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern waters
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 04 persons for engaging in illegal fishing activities, during a search operation conducted off Koneshwaram, Trincomalee on the afternoon of 18th September 2023. During the operation, the Navy also took hold of 01 dinghy and unauthorized fishing equipment used for the illegal fishing practice.
19 Sep 2023
Navy assists in clearing blockage beneath Agaliya Bridge in Galle
In a noteworthy display of it expertise, the Sri Lanka Navy on 18th September 2023 cleared the blockage under the Agaliya Bridge which is over Gin River in Baddegama area of Galle, ensuring the smooth flow of water downstream.
19 Sep 2023
Navy brings ashore 03 distressed local fishermen stranded in Indian waters following mechanical failure in fishing vessel
The Sri Lanka Navy today (17th September 2023) brought ashore 03 distressed fishermen who were aboard a local fishing trawler, which had capsized after drifting into Indian waters north of Sri Lanka. The fishermen were rescued by a Merchant Vessel before the Sri Lanka Navy brought them ashore, through the coordination of the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) Colombo. Upon being brought ashore, the fishermen were rushed to the District General Hospital, Hambantota for medical attention.
17 Sep 2023
Thirteen (13) persons engaged in illegal fishing in Trincomalee held by Navy
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 13 persons for engaging in illegal fishing activities, during search operations conducted in the Kokkadi beach area and sea area off Foul Point on 14th and 15th September 2023. During those separate operations, the Navy also took hold of 02 dinghies and unauthorized fishing equipment used for the illegal fishing practices.
15 Sep 2023
Navy takes hold of smuggled consignment of Tendu leaves in Wannimundalama Lagoon, Kalpitiya
The Sri Lanka Navy took hold of a dinghy with a consignment of smuggled Tendu leaves during a special operation carried out in Wannimundalama Lagoon area, Kalpitiya on 13th September 2023. The apprehended stock of Tendu leaves weighed around 639kg (wet weight). The Navy also nabbed 02 suspects in connection to the illegal act.
14 Sep 2023
Navy takes hold of 03 poaching trawlers in Sri Lankan waters
The Sri Lanka Navy conducted a special operation to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lankan waters in the evening of 13th September 2023. The operation led to the seizure of 03 Indian trawlers with 17 Indian nationals poaching in island waters off the Kakarathivu Island and Kovilan Lighthouse, Jaffna.
14 Sep 2023
Navy apprehends 6 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern seas
The Navy apprehended 6 persons who engaged in illegal fishing practices, during a special operation conducted off Salli, Trincomalee in the wee hours of 13th September 2023. The operation also led to the seizure of a dinghy and unauthorized fishing equipment used for the illegal act.
13 Sep 2023