Navy seizes about 275kg of Kerala cannabis in northern waters
A special operation mounted by the Navy in the seas off Madagal, Jaffna this morning (06th December 2021) led to the seizure of about 275kg (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis. The Navy also managed to nab 02 suspects in connection to the incident during this operation.
06 Dec 2021
85 persons held for engaging in illegal fishing last month
Sri Lanka Navy held 85 persons for engaging illegal fishing, during special operations conducted in the Eastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Northern, Southern and North Central Naval Commands from 01st to 30th November 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 24 fishing vessels and fishing accessories used for these illegal acts.
02 Dec 2021
Update to the news release ‘Navy in search and rescue operation to locate missing persons in ferry accident in Kinniya’
Sri Lanka Navy terminated the operation commenced to rescue the victims following the passenger ferry accident that occurred at the Kurinchankerny bridge in Kinniya, Trincomalee around 0730 hrs this morning (23rd November 2021).
23 Nov 2021
Navy in search and rescue operation to locate missing persons in ferry accident in Kinniya
Sri Lanka Navy has commenced a dedicated rescue mission this morning (23rd November 2021) to locate missing persons in a ferry accident that occurred near Kurinchankerny bridge in Kinniya, Trincomalee.
23 Nov 2021
Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth more than Rs. 68 million in Ariyalai
Sri Lanka Navy took hold of about 229kg and 350g of Kerala cannabis concealed in a dinghy, during a special operation conducted in seas off Ariyalai, Jaffna this morning (21st November 2021).
21 Nov 2021
Navy apprehends 02 suspects with over 998kg of commercial explosives in Mannar
A special operation conducted by the Navy at the Shanthipuram beach in Mannar today (20th November 2021) led to the seizure of an illegally stored 7990 Water Gel sticks, a type of commercial explosive, weighing about 998.750 Kg. The Navy also nabbed 02 suspects at the location in connection to the incident.
20 Nov 2021
Navy takes hold of over 1437kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Mannar
The Navy took hold of over 1437kg of smuggled dried turmeric, during special operations conducted in the sea area of Vankalipadu and beach area of Thalvupadu in Mannar on 17th and 18th November 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects and a dinghy used for this smuggling attempt.
19 Nov 2021
Navy nabs 03 suspects with ICE worth over Rs. 24 million
A special operation mounted by the Navy in the seas off Sandbanks, Talaimannar this morning (15th November 2021) led to the apprehension of 03 suspects aboard a dinghy with about 03kg and 100g of Crystal Methamphetamine, known as ICE.
15 Nov 2021
Relating to the news release ‘Navy foils illegal migration attempt, 19 persons held in Chilaw’ on 09th November 2021
A special operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of Chilaw led to the apprehension of 19 persons, at Deduru Oya estuary in Chilaw, whom were suspected to be on an attempt to migrate from the country by illegal means via sea routes in the morning of 09th November 2021. Based on information revealed from further investigation, the Navy also managed to intercept a multi-day fishing trawler suspected to have been used for this racket was intercepted in seas off Wennappuwa with five other suspects (05) in the afternoon of the same day.
11 Nov 2021
Navy rescues 288 persons victimized by flood
Navy relief teams engaging in rescue and relief operations in the face of adverse weather rescued 288 persons in the past 48 hours (from 08th to 10th November 2021) in several parts of the island. Upon rescue of those individuals, the Navy has relocated them in safe locations and provided relief measures.
10 Nov 2021