Sri Lanka Navy said today that it has increased the security in Sri Lankan waters to prevent illegal migrants entering the shores of Sri Lanka via sea routes. The Navy has deployed more naval units to patrol the northern and northwesters waters of the island around the clock. Navy said that steps have been taken to deploy more ships and Fast Attack Craft to raise surveillance in the International Maritime Boundary Line as well as Inshore Patrol Craft to patrol the coastal waters of the island. The Navy has also increased foot patrols in the coastal areas and has established Coastal Observation Points in selected locations as well.
- River conservation zones declared for all rivers in the island with immediate effect.
- 800 charges leveled against former IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando.