Navy nabs 442 persons while engaging in illegal fishing
During special operations conducted in Eastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Northern and North Central Naval Commands in past 03 months commencing from 01st April to 30th June 2021, Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend 442 individuals, along with 153 fishing boats and other fishing accessories, while engaging in illegal fishing practices.
02 Jul 2021
Navy seizes over 2000kg of smuggled dried turmeric in 03 days at Mannar
Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize about 2021kg and 400g of dried turmeric attempted to be smuggled into the country, during special operations conducted in the beach areas of Achchanakulam, Naruvilikkulam and South Bar on 29th and 30th June and 01st July 2021. The operation also made way to apprehend 06 suspects, 02 dinghies, 01 van and 01 three-wheeler in connection to these dried turmeric rackets.
01 Jul 2021
Navy goes beyond the call of duty
As soon as one pictures of a military man, he is reminded of a personality with very stiff mannerism, but they are, in fact, not so. Rear Admiral Anura Danapala, who relinquished naval duties to which he was committed over the past 33 years, was an officer who showed enormous care for flora and fauna. The following are two incidents that took place during his tenure as Deputy Area Commander (DAC) of the Eastern Naval Command and the former DAC played a praiseworthy role marshalling his men for the rescue of helpless animals in a stressful state as a result of inevitable peril from predators in their own environment.
27 Jun 2021
Navy takes hold of Kerala cannabis worth more than Rs. 52 million in Northern seas
Navy took hold of about 174kg and 50g of Kerala cannabis and 05 kg of dried turmeric along with a dinghy and 02 suspects, during a special operation conducted in seas off Thondamanaru, Jaffna in the dark hours on 20th June 2021.
21 Jun 2021
Navy seizes another stock of Kerala cannabis in Chilaw seas
Sri Lanka Navy seized over 23kg of Kerala cannabis floating in the seas off Mukku Thoduwawa, Chilaw, during a search operation conducted in the aforesaid sea area today (20th June 2021).
20 Jun 2021
Navy in last 05 days alone nets heroin and Kerala cannabis worth over Rs.02 billion
Special search operations conducted by the Navy in the seas off Karukupane in Chilaw and Madagal in Jaffna on 18th and 19th June 2021 led to the seizure of about 377kg and 800g of Kerala cannabis. Accordingly, in the past 05 days alone, naval operations managed to seize heroin and Kerala cannabis worth over Rs.02 billion.
19 Jun 2021
Three Indian fishing vessels drifted to Sri Lankan waters due to inclement weather found
Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard managed to find 03 deserted Indian fishing vessels, believed to have drifted away due to strong winds prevailed over the past couple of weeks, in the Northwestern coast and Southern waters on 17th June 2021.
18 Jun 2021
Efforts to clean affected beach from MV X-PRESS PEARL fire
The Navy, along with other stakeholders, is continuing the beach cleaning efforts, which began on 26th May 2021, to remove debris from the coastal areas affected by the MV X-PRESS PEARL fire.
18 Jun 2021
Navy apprehends Kerala cannabis worth around Rs. 39 million with 02 suspects
A Special search operation conducted by the Navy in the beach area of Karampan, Kayts on 17th June 2021 led to the seizure of about 130kg and 760g of Kerala cannabis, a dinghy and apprehension of 02 suspects.
18 Jun 2021
Navy seizes smuggled stocks of dried turmeric and Kendu leaves
Special search operations conducted by the Navy this morning (16th June 2021) in the beach areas of Konthampiddi, Mannar and Arippu in Silawathura led to the seizure of over 370kg of smuggled dried turmeric and apprehension of 02 suspects in connection with the racket as well as over 294kg of Kendu leaves respectively.
16 Jun 2021