Navy apprehends a suspect with commercial explosives in Mannar
A special search operation carried out by the Navy with Police in the Pallemunai area, Mannar this morning (21st February 2024) led to the arrest of a person with 650 water gel sticks – a type of commercial explosive. The arrest was made while the suspect was carrying them in a bus.
21 Feb 2024
Navy nabs 02 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves in Kalpitiya sea area
A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea area of Baththalangunduwa, Kalpitiya on 19th February 2024 led to the apprehension of 02 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves weighing about 1471kg (wet weight) by a dinghy.
20 Feb 2024
A person held in Mannar for illegal possession of 3621 conch shells
A coordinated search operation carried out by the Navy and Police in Naayaathuweli of Andankulam, Mannar on 15th February 2024 led to the arrest of a person for illegal possession of 3621 conch shells which were not within the legally accepted limit.
16 Feb 2024
Two (02) suspects held with 1472 Pregabalin capsules
A coordinated operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Division Crime Investigation Bureau – Mannar led to the arrest of 02 suspects and seizure of 1472 Pregabalin capsules and a three wheeler in Mannar on 13th February 2024.
14 Feb 2024
Navy nabs 04 suspects attempting to smuggle in over 1177kg of Tendu leaves and insecticide in Sinnapadu sea area
A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the sea area of Sinnapadu, Puttalam today (13th February 2024) led to the apprehension of 04 suspects attempting to smuggle in Tendu leaves weighing over 1177kg (wet weight) and 150 bottles of insecticide.
13 Feb 2024
Navy aids in containing blaze on private property in Talaimannar
In a swift response to a distress call, the Navy on 12th February 2024 deployed its firefighters to assist in extinguishing a fire that broke out on private land in Talaimannar. The fire, which posed a threat to nearby properties and vegetation, was brought under control with the coordinated efforts of the Navy.
13 Feb 2024
Navy apprehends 06 persons for illegal harvesting of sea cucumber
The Sri Lanka Navy on 12th February 2024 apprehended 06 persons for illegal harvesting of sea cucumber sans valid licence, during a search operation conducted in Kalmunai Point sea area, Jaffna. The operation also led to the seizure of a dinghy and 774 sea cucumbers harvested by illegal means.
12 Feb 2024
Two suspects held with 1200 Pregabalin capsules
A search operation conducted by the Navy and Division Crime Investigation Bureau, Mannar led to the arrest of 02 suspects (male and female) with 1200 Pregabalin capsules which had been made ready to sell. The coordinated operation was mounted in Nanattan area of Silawathura on 07th February 2024.
08 Feb 2024
Navy seizes 02 poaching trawlers in Sri Lankan waters
The Sri Lanka Navy, together with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, conducted a special operation to chase away Indian poaching trawlers from Sri Lankan waters in the dark hours of 07th February 2024. The operation led to the seizure of 02 Indian trawlers and arrest of 19 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters near the Delft Island, Jaffna.
08 Feb 2024
Person held in northern waters for engaging in light-coarse fishing
A search operation conducted by the Navy led to the apprehension of a person (01) for engaging in light-coarse fishing in the sea area of Kadeikadu, Jaffna in the morning of 06th February 2024. During the operation, 01 dinghy and unauthorized fishing gear used for this illegal activity were also taken into custody.
06 Feb 2024