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Commodore Janaka Nissanka, RWP, RSP, USP, ndc, nswc, MSc (NS&WS) has been appointed as the Deputy Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard with effect from 21st September 2021. Accordingly, former Deputy Director General Commodore Asanga Ranasuriya, RSP & Bar, USP, psc, MSc officially handed over the duties of the position to the new Deputy Director General at the Coast Guard Headquarters.

Sep 21, 2021

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Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) in coordination with Global Maritime Crime Programme of United Nation Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) facilitated to commence first training module for West African countries (Ghana and Nigeria) at Mirissa.

Sep 13, 2021

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Based on information gathered by Intelligence staff of Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG),successfully apprehended a Freezer lorry along with five persons in possession of illegally harvested Shark fins on 04th September 2021. The operation was conducted with the assistance of SLCG personnel deployed at Beruwala Fishery Harbour for fishery monitoring and regulating duties.

Sep 04, 2021

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Global Maritime Crime Program (GMCP) of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime conducted four modules of two days training sessions in judgemental training for SLCG personnel at Advanced Training Center (ATC) Mirissa from 24th August 2021 to 03rd September 2021. This is the first training programme of this nature in Sri Lanka which was delivered by a qualified foreign instructor Mr. Andrew Bennett from UNODC and 32 numbers of SLCG personnel completed their training during above period.

Sep 03, 2021

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A special operation conducted by the Navy in the high seas led to the seizure of over 290kg of heroin attempted to be smuggled into the island by Multi-day Fishing Vessel around 0230 hrs on 31 August 2021. SLCG assisted to the sea operation and search of the fishing vessel upon taken into the harbour.

Aug 31, 2021

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