Over 57kg of smuggled turmeric recovered in Mannar

The Navy had recovered 02 gunny sacks full of dried turmeric, hidden at the Oluthuduwai beach today (13th August 2020). It is believed that these items might have been smuggled into the island by sea.

13 Aug 2020

27 persons engaged in illegal fishing held in Eastern seas

The Eastern Naval Command, during separate operations conducted in the sea areas of Poonadi in Serunuwara, Kokkuthuduwai in Mullaitivu and Boulder Point in Trincomalee in the past two weeks, had apprehended twenty seven (27) persons engaged in illegal fishing.

13 Aug 2020

Navy apprehends suspects with stock of smuggled turmeric

Upon detection of a suspicious trawler in the sea area about 10 nautical miles (18km) off the Chilaw Point, the Navy apprehended 04 suspects aboard, along with gunny sacks stuffed with turmeric, on 11th August 2020.

12 Aug 2020

Navy seizes haul of illegal drugs in northern seas

The Navy managed to seize a haul of drug strain known to be Kerala cannabis, during a special operation carried out in the sea area about 22 nautical miles off Point Pedro on 11th August 2020.

12 Aug 2020

Navy assists apprehension of 04 persons with narcotics

As an extension of its regular anti-drug operations being carried out in view of creating a drug-free society, the Navy rendered assistance for apprehension of 04 suspects with narcotic substances in Ambalantota, Palaitivu Island and Periyakarsal areas in the past few days.

08 Aug 2020

Navy plays a classic role helping stranded fishers at sea

Responding to request for assistance by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo, Sri Lanka Navy initiated swift action to reach out to several multi day fishing trawlers and their crew members in distress at sea, in the past couple of days.

06 Aug 2020

Navy continues its crackdowns on wide-ranging illegal acts

As part of its anti-drug operations being carried out with a view to help eradicate the drug menace from the country, the Navy managed to apprehend 02 suspects along with narcotic substances and several contraband, from 30th July to 03rd August 2020.

05 Aug 2020

Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman at sea

Sri Lanka Navy, today 03rd August 2020, rendered assistance to bring ashore a fisherman for treatment, as he suddenly fell ill at sea.

03 Aug 2020

Suspect busted for turmeric racket in Mannar

The Navy nabbed a suspect who was smuggling a stock of dried turmeric in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on 28th July 2020.

30 Jul 2020

Navy apprehends 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Eastern seas

Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations for the prevention of illegal fishing practices which adversely impact legitimate commercial fishers as well as marine ecosystem. During similar search operations conducted in Trincomalee, Kinniya, Mullaitivu and Nilaveli sea areas on 25th and 28th July 2020, the Navy managed to nab 15 persons engaged in illegal fishing and seize fishing gear belonging to them.

29 Jul 2020