Navy takes hold of smuggled Tendu leaves weighing over 6230kg in August
The Sri Lanka Navy took hold of over 6230kg of Tendu leaves, during special search operations conducted in the month of August alone in 2023. During these operations the Navy also apprehended 09 suspects and 03 dinghies in connection to these incidents.
06 Sep 2023
Navy apprehends 12 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern seas
The Navy apprehended 12 persons who engaged in illegal fishing practices, during a special operation conducted off Trincomalee in the dark hours of 03rd September 2023. The operation also led to the seizure of 02 dinghies and unauthorized fishing equipment used for the illegal acts.
05 Sep 2023
Navy nabs 04 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in eastern seas
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 04 persons for engaging in illegal fishing, during a search operation conducted in the sea area of Madurankuda, Trincomalee on 02nd September 2023. The operation also led to the apprehension of a dinghy and unauthorized fishing gear used by the individuals.
04 Sep 2023
Over 660kg of smuggled Kendu leaves held in Puttalam
A coordinated search operation conducted by the Navy and Norochcholai Police near the Karambe Junction roadblock in Puttalam on 03rd September 2023 led to the apprehension of a lorry with over 660kg of smuggled Kendu leaves and a suspect in connection to the incident.
04 Sep 2023
Navy apprehends 07 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in northern waters
The Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 07 persons who were using unauthorized nets to catch fish, during a search operation conducted in Kadeikadu sea area of Jaffna in the dark hours of 01st September 2023. The operation also led to the seizure of 02 dinghies and illegal fishing gear used for this illegal act.
02 Sep 2023
A cab used to smuggle drugs in disguise and 05 suspects held in Jaffna
A combined search operation mounted by the Navy, Police and Police STF in Urumpirai, Jaffna on 29th and 30th August 2023 led to the seizure of a cab used to smuggle drugs. The naval and STF personnel also held 05 suspects, a motorcycle (01), and Rs. 15 million during this operation.
31 Aug 2023
A suspect held with 3000 foreign cigarettes in Colombo
A coordinated operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Police in Panchikawaththa, Colombo on 29th August 2023 led to the apprehension of a suspect who was transferring 3000 foreign cigarettes by a van for sale.
31 Aug 2023
Navy takes hold of smuggled consignment of Kendu leaves in Negombo
The Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 440kg of smuggled Kendu leaves and a dinghy (01) during a special operation carried out in Pitipana Lagoon area in Negombo on 29th August 2023.
30 Aug 2023
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