Navy renders assistance to safely transfer ailing Indian national from eastern seas
The Sri Lanka Navy today (29th August 2023) brought ashore an Indian national who had suddenly fallen ill while aboard the Cruise Vessel MV Empress off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Upon being brought ashore he was rushed to the General Hospital, Trincomalee for medical attention.
29 Aug 2023
Navy apprehends 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern and eastern waters
Special operations conducted by the Navy off Lankapatuna, Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee and Chalai sea areas on 25th and 26th August 2023, led to the apprehension of 15 persons who were using unauthorized fishing nets to catch fish and engaging in light-coarse fishing. During these operations, the Navy also held 06 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear used for these illegal acts.
27 Aug 2023
Navy takes hold of smuggled consignment of Kendu leaves in Puttalam
The Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 792kg (wet weight) of smuggled Kendu leaves during a special operation carried out in Thillayadi, Puttalam in the wee hours of today (26th August 2023).
26 Aug 2023
Navy recovers Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 27 Mn gross street value in northern waters
The Sri Lanka Navy took hold of over 83kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis adrift in waters, during a patrol conducted in the sea area of Delft, Jaffna on 22nd August 2023.
24 Aug 2023
About 176kg of smuggled Kendu leaves held in Seeduwa
A coordinated search operation conducted by the Navy and Seeduwa Police STF in Nainamadama area of Seeduwa on 23rd August 2023 led to the recovery of about 176kg of smuggled Kendu leaves in an abandoned house in the locality.
24 Aug 2023
Navy seizes about 2447kg of smuggled Kendu leaves
Separate operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in Puttalam, Palaviya, Chilaw and Negombo areas on 22nd and 23rd August 2023 led to the seizure and recovery of about 2447kg (wet weight) of smuggled Kendu leaves. During these operations, 01 suspect and 01 lorry in connection to these illegal acts were also taken into custody.
23 Aug 2023
Navy apprehends 02 suspects with 99kg of smuggled Kendu leaves in Puttalam Lagoon
A search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy off the Mattathivu Island in Puttalam Lagoon in the dark hours of 21st August 2023 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects with about 99kg (wet weight) of smuggled Kendu leaves being smuggled by a dinghy.
22 Aug 2023
Navy nabs 08 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Trincomalee
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 08 persons for engaging in illegal fishing using unauthorized nets, during a search operation conducted off Kallarawa, Trincomalee on 21st August 2023. The operation also led to the seizure of 02 dinghies and unauthorized fishing gear used for this illegal act.
22 Aug 2023
Navy brings ashore injured fisherman in southern seas for medical attention
The Sri Lanka Navy on 21st August 2023 brought ashore an injured fisherman who had sustained injuries following a brawl while aboard a local multiday fishing trawler. Upon being brought ashore, he was transferred to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for medical attention.
21 Aug 2023
A suspect with Kerala cannabis valued at over Rs. 43 Mn street value held in northern waters
A special search operation conducted by the Navy off Uduththurei, Jaffna in the dark hours of 18th August 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect (01) with over 130kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis being smuggled by a dinghy.
19 Aug 2023