Navy plays a classic role helping stranded fishers at sea
Responding to request for assistance by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources to the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo, Sri Lanka Navy initiated swift action to reach out to several multi day fishing trawlers and their crew members in distress at sea, in the past couple of days.
06 Aug 2020
Navy continues its crackdowns on wide-ranging illegal acts
As part of its anti-drug operations being carried out with a view to help eradicate the drug menace from the country, the Navy managed to apprehend 02 suspects along with narcotic substances and several contraband, from 30th July to 03rd August 2020.
05 Aug 2020
Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman at sea
Sri Lanka Navy, today 03rd August 2020, rendered assistance to bring ashore a fisherman for treatment, as he suddenly fell ill at sea.
03 Aug 2020
Suspect busted for turmeric racket in Mannar
The Navy nabbed a suspect who was smuggling a stock of dried turmeric in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on 28th July 2020.
30 Jul 2020
Navy apprehends 15 persons for engaging in illegal fishing in Eastern seas
Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations for the prevention of illegal fishing practices which adversely impact legitimate commercial fishers as well as marine ecosystem. During similar search operations conducted in Trincomalee, Kinniya, Mullaitivu and Nilaveli sea areas on 25th and 28th July 2020, the Navy managed to nab 15 persons engaged in illegal fishing and seize fishing gear belonging to them.
29 Jul 2020
Navy nabs 04 suspects for possession of illegal drugs
Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular anti-drug operations in order to prevent smuggling of drugs in the country. During similar operations carried out in the North Central and in Eastern Naval Commands on 24th July 2020, the Navy managed to apprehend 04 suspects for possession of illegal drugs which included more than 09kg of Kerala cannabis and other substances.
25 Jul 2020
Twenty seven (27) persons apprehended by Navy for engaging in illegal fishing
Sri Lanka Navy which conduct regular patrols to preserve the marine resources around the island, apprehended 27 persons who engaged in illegal fishing, along with banned nets and other fishing gear, during the search operations carried out in the Eastern Naval Command from 18th to 23rd July 2020.
24 Jul 2020
Navy renders assistance to Kenyan flagged vessel in distress at High Seas
The Navy yet again has rendered assistance to a distressed Kenyan flagged vessel which was in total power failure for days at high seas. The Navy responding to a distress alert received at Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center (MRCC) Colombo on 21st July 2020 rendered towing assistance to the distressed vessel which was drifting about 170 nautical miles (about 306 km) south of Sri Lanka.
24 Jul 2020
Two persons with a suspicious craft apprehended by Navy
SL Navy apprehended two persons with a suspicious craft during a search operation conducted in the sea area off Nagarkovil, at night on 22nd July 2020.
23 Jul 2020
Navy recovers the dead body of a drowned person
reservoir, on 22nd July 2020 and recovered the dead body of the missing person.
23 Jul 2020