Naval personnel attached to SLNS Welusumana of the Northern Naval Command on information received arrested a person with 70 kilograms of turtle meat in the Gurunagar area on 20th April 2014.
The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy refute in strongest terms the allegation published in the news media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area.
Naval troops attached to SLNS Gokanna of the Eastern Naval Command on information received arrested 06 persons and 02 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing on 03rd April 2014.
Naval troops attached to SLNS Thambapanni of the North Western Naval Command arrested 04 persons with 15 kilograms of cannabis and a shot gun (Made in Sri Lanka) at the Nugawala Junction in Puttalam on 05th April 2014.
Naval troops attached to SLNS Vijaya of the North Western Naval Command with the assistance of the officers of the Fisheries Department Puttalam arrested 17 persons and 06 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing in seas off Vellai Island in Baththalangunduwa on 03rd April 2014
Twenty one – member delegation headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar of National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan visited Naval Head Quarters in Colombo on 22nd April 2014.
Graduation ceremony of the 3rd asymmetric warfare course conducted by the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) of the Sri Lanka Navy was held on 21st April 2014 at the Naval Institute in Trincomalee.