Sri Lanka: Navy Arrests Persons Bound for Australia

Navy Arrests Persons Bound For Australia

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 51 persons bound for Australia on 28th July 2012. They were taken into naval custody on 02 separate occasions.

Thirty-one persons were intercepted in a multi-day fishing trawler named “Shayan Putha 2” ten nautical miles west of Negombo while 20 persons were taken into naval custody close to the Lellawa beach. All are males and residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mullaithivu, Point Pedro, Trincomalee and Negambo and Mannar.

Naval Today Staff, July 30, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka