A series of religious and CSR activities were conducted by SLCG Rohana in commemorating 8th anniversary of Sri Lanka Coast Guard under the patronage of Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral GDAS Wimalathunge. The ship’s company of SLCG Rohana together with Coast Guard Headquarters had put much magnanimous efforts in organising alms giving for both Bhikkus and Elders’ Orphanage, Dhamma preaching and Shramadana at a temple and a mosque.
Base on reliable information, Coast Guard personnel attached to CGS Dickovita searched 03 suspected persons inside the Dickovita Fishery Harbour and arrested them with 170mg of Heroin on 10th March 2018. Arrested personnel with Heroin handed over to Wattala Police Station for further investigations/ Legal action.
Directorate of Training of Sri Lanka Coast Guard just completed a training programme on ‘Instructor Techniques’ at the Advance Training Centre, Mirissa from 26th February to 02nd March 2018. Ten Officers from Sri Lanka Coast Guard and five Officers from Sri Lanka Navy participated to the programme.
Sri Lanka Coast Guards’ watchful eyes successfully captured fishermen who conducted illegal fishing of shark in the past two days. The Coast Guard personnel attached to CGS Dickovita arrested a fishing trawler named ‘RANKURULLA’ with 06 fishermen, in possession of Thresher Shark fins (7.6Kg), Ocean White Tip Shark fins (1.2Kg) and dried Shark flesh (211.8Kg), a total of 220.6Kg at Dickovita fisheries Harbour on 04th March 2018.
The newly constructed General Mess, Main Galley and the Victualling Stores at Sri Lanka Coast Guard Station ‘Panadura’ was declared open on 19th February 2018 by the Director General Coast Guard, RAdm GDAS Wimalathunge on the invitation of Commanding Officer SLCG Waruna Commander RH Ranasingha. The building was constructed to uplift the living standards of the Coast Guard personnel and was a long felt need.
Based on information, Sri Lanka Coast Guard with the assistance of Gandara Police Station arrested a person along with 10.9 kg (08 Nos) of live Lobsters on 17th February 2018. Arrested person and items were handed over to the police for further investigation. As per the Law of the country, capture and sell of Live Lobsters during this breeding season is illegal and punishable offense.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard ensures the security, safety and serenity of the maritime environment whilst enforcing the law at sea. Sri Lanka Coast Guard is further committed towards the sustainable management and development of marines resources. SLCG extends its’ helpful hands to each and every living being who needs protection despite of any differentiation, whether they are human beings or any other part of mother nature. The concern we extend towards the safety of such an amazing creation of Mother Nature; the sea turtles, is evidence to the fact that not only human lives; the conservation of Mother Nature also matters to us.
The personnel at Sri Lanka Coast Guard Station Beruwala discovered 127Kg of Ocean White Tip Shark flesh at Beruwala Fisheries Harbour on 13th February 2018. This was discovered in storage boxes no one has claimed at the pier and the illegal fishing catch was handed over to the Fisheries Inspector, Kaluthara for further investigation and legal action.