Press Release


Related to the press release under the title ‘Fire breaks out on Panama-flagged New Diamond oil tanker’ issued on 04th September 2020 at 1100 hrs

Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy, Sri Lanka Ports Authority are currently engaged in a joint effort to control the fire raging in the oil tanker, MT New Diamond caused by an explosion.

04 Sep 2020

Press Release


Related to the press release under the title ‘Fire breaks out on Panama-flagged New Diamond oil tanker’ issued on 04th September 2020 at 0600 hrs

The Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy, Sri Lanka Ports Authority continues to work together to contain the spread of fire erupted on board the oil tanker, MT New Diamond on 03rd September 2020 at 8.00 a.m.

04 Sep 2020

Persons engaged in illegal fishing apprehended with fishing gear

During special naval operations conducted in the past week, the Navy managed to apprehend twenty nine (29) individuals along with their fishing gear for engaging in illegal fishing.

04 Sep 2020

Press Release


Related to the press release under the title ‘Fire breaks out on Panama-flagged New Diamond oil tanker’ issued on 03rd September 2020 at 1800 hrs

The Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy, Sri Lanka Ports Authority are currently working together to control the fire that erupted after an explosion of a boiler in the main engine room of MT New Diamond, an oil tanker sailing 38 nautical miles off Sangamankanda Point east of Sri Lankan seas, around 8.00 a.m. on 03rd September 2020.

04 Sep 2020

Press Release


Fire breaks out on Panama-flagged New Diamond oil tanker

The Navy responding immediately to a distress signal of an explosion of a boiler followed by fire erupted in the main engine room of MT New Diamond, an oil tanker sailing 38 nautical miles off Sangamankanda Point east of Sri Lanka, promptly dispatched a group of emergency relief serving ships to the location for relief assistance today (03rd September 2020).

03 Sep 2020

Navy assists apprehension of 04 suspects with 696g of ICE

The Navy in coordination with Katharagama Police STF carried out a special search operation in Pannegamuwa and Debarawewa, Tissamaharama on 02nd September 2020 and had apprehended 04 suspects with 696g of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE).

03 Sep 2020

Navy renders assistance to extinguish fire at iron foundry

Sri Lanka Navy firefighters rendered assistance to douse fire erupted at an iron foundry in Pamunugama, Ja-Ela today (31st August 2020).

31 Aug 2020

Naval operations impound explosive items used for illegal fishing and unlicenced shot guns

During 02 separate search operations conducted in the past week, the Navy managed to seize several explosive items used for illegal fishing and 03 unlicenced shot guns.

31 Aug 2020

Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with heroin

The Navy, during coordinated search operations carried out with the Police STF, apprehended 03 suspects for possession of heroin in Kadawatha and Udawalawa areas on 28th and 29th August 2020.

31 Aug 2020

Naval operations net about 1,428kg of smuggled turmeric

Naval operations conducted in Norochcholai and on Wella Island in Kalpitiya on 29th August 2020 led to the recovery of about 1,428kg of dried turmeric attempted to be smuggled into the country by sea.

30 Aug 2020