Based on the information provided by intelligence staff of Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rohana, Kotawila police along with Food and Drug Inspectors of Mathara arrested a person with 1476 Tramadol tablets (each tablet contains 50mg) in the Mathara area at 1315hrs on 23rd August 2017. Arrested person and items handed over to the Kotawila police station for investigation.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Navy repatriated 77 Indian fishermen who were released from Sri Lankan custody on 03rd August 2017. These fishermen were apprehended by Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Navy while they were engaging bottom trawling fishing illegally in Northern Sri Lankan waters.
Life Saving Training School (LSTS) Balapitiya conducted basic life saving & resuscitation course for the students of Uwa-Wellassa university from 24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017. The course was consisted with 07 male and 05 female students who willingly participated to the programme.
The Life savers of Sri Lanka Coast Guard rescued two Sri Lankan youths on 29th July 2017 while drowning at Gopalapuram. but one died unfortunately while transferring to the hospital due to effects of drowning. The swift response of life savers help to save his 24 years old twin brother NT Nasir Mohammed. The youths are from Kalmunai and were with their family on vacation when the incident occurred at Gopalapuram beach.
On behalf of second inauguration anniversary of his Excellency the president Matripala sirisena scheduled on 08th January 2017, Sri Lanka Coast Guard “Waruna” organized a Blood Donation campaign at their premises on 28th December 2016 under the supervision of central blood bank. The consultant surgeon Dr. Levera, Colombo South (Kalubowila) Teaching Hospital accompanied with 09 no’s officers from blood bank.
The Commanding Officers of the two Pakistani Naval Ships; PMSS ‘Hingol’ and PMSS ‘Basol’ which arrived at the Port of Colombo on 05th January 2016, called on the Deputy Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Commodore WASS Perera at the rear headquarters of Sri Lanka Coast Guard on same day.