Navy thwarts illegal immigration attempt; 30 persons held in Chilaw
A special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard in Samindugama on 13th and 14th May 2021 led to the apprehension of 30 persons whom were suspected to have attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea.
14 May 2021
Navy relief teams rescue flood victims
Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 10 relief teams in flood prone areas in the Western and Southern Provinces to provide relief and rescue people from the risk of flooding due to heavy rains. Accordingly, Navy relief teams were able to rescue 06 flood victims with the overflowing of the Gin Ganga in the Udugama area, Galle on the night of 13th May 2021.
14 May 2021
Navy relief teams deployed in several flood prone areas in Galle District
Four (04) more teams of the Navy Rapid Response Rescue & Relief Unit (4RU) were deployed in the flood prone areas in Nagoda and Thawalama Divisional Secretariats in the Galle District today (13th May 2021).
13 May 2021
Navy 4RU stands ready to respond to possible floods
Sri Lanka Navy pre-deployed two teams of Rapid Response Rescue & Relief Unit (4RU) in the Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretariat in the Kalutara District today (13th May 2021), in preparation of possible floods due to heavy rains in existence.
13 May 2021
Navy establishes Rapid Response Rescue & Relief Unit in Rathnapura
With a view to provide immediate relief to the people affected during flood emergencies, Sri Lanka Navy established a Rapid Response Rescue & Relief Unit (4RU) in the Rathnapura New Town on 11th May 2021.
13 May 2021
Navy apprehends an illegal migrant along with smugglers involved in illegal act
Sri Lanka Navy on 11th May 2021 apprehended a person who was returning to Mannar area by a small boat via sea routes, after having flown to India by air. Along with the suspect, 02 persons aboard and another 02 suspects involved in the act of smuggling were also taken into naval custody.
12 May 2021
Navy seizes stock of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 70 million and onion seeds in northwestern and western seas
Naval patrols conducted in northwestern and western waters of the island on 07th May 2021, led to the seizure of over 235kg of Kerala cannabis and about 522kg of onion seeds, attempted to be smuggled into the country via sea routes.
08 May 2021
Navy assists apprehension of 03 suspects with narcotics
A special operation conducted by the Navy in Rajagiriya area on 03rd May 2021, led to the apprehension of 03 suspects with about 311g and 250mg of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and about 47g and 600mg of hashish.
05 May 2021
Navy prevents 11 Indian fishing vessels from entering Sri Lankan waters
By virtue of special patrols being conducted in the sea area close to the Palk Strait these days to prevent illegal immigrants from entering Sri Lankan waters, the Navy was able to prevent 11 Indian fishing vessels with 86 individuals, from their suspicious attempt to enter into Sri Lankan waters today (04th May 2021).
04 May 2021
Navy recovers another haul of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 55 million in northern seas
Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard managed to recover another haul of Kerala cannabis weighing over 183kg, during a special operation in the seas north of Kankesanthurai in Jaffna, today (03rd May 2021).
03 May 2021