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Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Safe, Secure & Serene Sea

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Safe, Secure & Serene Sea

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Safe, Secure & Serene Sea

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Safe, Secure & Serene Sea

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Safe, Secure & Serene Sea

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard

Safe, Secure & Serene Sea

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) is the premier maritime law enforcement force functions under the Ministry of Defence. SLCG is established under the ‘Department of Coast Guard Act No. 41 of 2009’ as a multi-mission service for the purpose of ensuring the security of the coastal areas ,the Maritime Zones, the territorial waters and the High seas. SLCG has been empowered to assist in preventing, the entry and exit of illegal immigrants and emigrants, the trafficking of narcotic drugs and contrabands.

SLCG also entrusted to assist vessels in distress at sea and safety of life at sea, protect the marine environment, prevent and combat maritime disasters ensuring national security and protecting the national economy and the national integrity of Sri Lanka. Every Coast Guard officer of the Department of Coast Guard shall be deemed to be a ‘Peace Officer’ within the meaning for the purposes of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act No. 15 of 1979.

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES

HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT
GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA

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DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SRI LANKA COAST GUARD

REAR ADMIRAL
ANURA EKANAYAKE






Latest News

The Life Savers attached to Coast Guard Life Saving Post, Hikkaduwa rescued three Russians, during successful rescue attempts on 28th November 2021. Two Russian males (25 years and 22 years) and a 21 years old female were rescued whilst drowning and dragging away by currents near Hikkaduwa beach.

|2021-11-29|

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As a part of continuous capacity improvement support, the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) of United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC) initiated donation of a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG). The collaboration of SLCG and UNODC was grown in the recent past and conducted number of local and regional training activities successfully.

|2021-11-28|

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The closing ceremony of Visit, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) course for Boarding Teams and VBSS Advanced course were conducted by the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and assisted by United State Embassy in Sri Lanka. At the closing ceremony, 08 Officers from Bangladesh Coast Guard, 03 Officers, and 05 sailors from Sri Lanka Coast Guard were awarded certificates.

|2021-11-27|

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A delegation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) led by Mr. Alan Cole, head of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) and a delegation from Bangladesh led by Mr. GSM Jafar Ullah, Additional Secretary, Public Security Division, Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) visited CGHQ Mirissa on 25th November 2021. The purpose of the visit is to hold a coordination meeting on drug trafficking at sea in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

|2021-11-26|

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Our Activities

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As per the agreements with International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Search and Rescue Region(SRR) allocated to ...

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Events

Life Saving Counter of the Year - 2020

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WACS NIROSHAN

Number of rescued persons - 82

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KBA SAMPATH

Number of rescued persons - 76

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AOMSS KUMARA

Number of rescued persons - 72

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Total for the year 2020 (As at 31st December)

Items
Quantity

Kerala Cannabis (KG)

960g

Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE DRUG)

440mg

Cannabis

11.322Kg

Heroin

8.47mg

Illegal Drug (Tablet)

2151 No's

Cigarettes

-

Total for the year 2021

Month
Count

January

-

February

-

March

2579

April

2839

May

298

June

-

July

203
TOTAL
5919

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