The New Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah said the Navy would do its utmost to prevent narcotic drugs from entering the country through sea routes and urged the media to give the Navy one year grace period to eradicate the menace completely.
he made this after meeting with Malwathu Chapter Maha Nayake Most. Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thera and Asgiriya Chapter Maha Nayake Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanaratana Thera on Saturday.
Vice Admiral Sinniah said the Navy would receive a new fast attack ship from India in February next year in addition to three other vessels. one would be handed over next month.
He said the Navy would create an environment necessary for Northern fishermen to engage in fishing peacefully in the Northern waters.
The Navy would adopt a different tactic to prevent poaching in the Northern seas by helping Indian fishermen to identify the international boundary line dividing India and Sri Lanka more accurately.