Navy nabs suspect with ICE worth more than Rs. 6 million
The Navy managed to apprehend a suspect in possession of about 757g of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE), during a special operation in Pesalai, Mannar today (09th November 2021).
09 Nov 2021
Navy rescues 71 flood victims in Kalpitiya
The Navy relief teams rescued 71 individuals trapped in floods following heavy downpour at Palaviya in Kalpitiya in the Puttalam district at night on 08th November. Subsequently, the rescued persons were brought to safe locations and provided necessities.
09 Nov 2021
Navy stands ready to extend relief to people during inclement weather
Sri Lanka Navy has made 35 relief teams ready in the Western and Southern Naval Commands as of now, in preparation of possible flood due to heavy rains in existence in several parts of the island.
08 Nov 2021
Navy clears bridges blocked by debris in Galle area
Navy sprang into action to clear the blockages underside of Mulkada, Agaliya and Dodangoda bridges which are over the Gin Ganga in Galle, on 03rd and 04th November 2021.
06 Nov 2021
Navy takes hold of about 4400kg of smuggled dried turmeric in separate operations
Special operations conducted by the Navy on the Kakarativu Island, Jaffna on 30th October and in seas off Kudiramalai Point, Puttalam and Kuduirippu in Manner on 03rd November 2021 led to the seizure of about 4400kg stock of smuggled dried turmeric. These operations also made way to the apprehension of 08 suspects and 02 boats used for these illegal acts.
04 Nov 2021
112 persons held for engaging in illegal fishing
Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard held 112 persons for engaging illegal fishing, during special operations conducted in the Western, Eastern, Northern, North Central, Northwestern and Southern Naval Commands from 01st to 31st October to 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 01 lorry, 26 fishing vessels and fishing accessories used for these illegal acts.
01 Nov 2021
Seven persons engaged in illegal acts apprehended by Navy in several operations
Naval operations carried out in North Central and Northwestern Naval Commands in the past 02 weeks led to the seizure of 1120 Kilograms of smuggled dried turmeric and 07 persons in possession with illegally harvested sea cucumbers.
29 Oct 2021
Navy seizes about 1000kg of smuggled dried turmeric and nabs 02 suspects in Kalpitiya
Sri Lanka Navy managed to take hold of about 1000kg of smuggled dried turmeric during special operations carried out in the lagoon and beach areas of the Ippanthivu Island in Kalpitiya on 25th October 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 02 suspects and 03 fishing vessels in connection to those smuggling attempts.
26 Oct 2021
Update to the news release on ‘Navy in search and rescue operation to locate missing fisherman on sunken Indian poaching vessel in Sri Lankan waters’ on 20th October 2021.
The corpse of the fisherman of the sunken Indian poaching vessel was handed over to the Indian authorities at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) this morning (23rd October 2021). A search and rescue (SAR) operation mounted by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) led to the recovery of the body of missing fisherman who was aboard the Indian poaching vessel which sank northwest of the Kovilan Lighthouse in Sri Lankan waters in the evening of 18th October.
23 Oct 2021
Navy seizes over 1135kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Kalpitiya and Mannar
Sri Lanka Navy managed to take hold of over 1135kg of smuggled dried turmeric, during special operations carried out in Kalpitiya and Mannar on 20th October 2021. The operations also made way to apprehend a suspect and a cab used for the illegal transfer of turmeric stocks.
21 Oct 2021