Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 112 Persons Illegally Bound for Australia

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 112 Persons Illegally Bound for Australia

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 112 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler on 11th October 2012. The trawler named “St. Anthony-2” with 91 Tamils, 14 Sinhalese and 7 Muslims on board was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Western Naval Command off Chilaw seas.

Among the arrested persons are 103 men, a woman and 8 children (boys). They are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Killinochchi, Chilaw, Batticaloa, Puttlam, Trincomalee, Negombo, Mannar and Mullaithivu. All were brought to Mutwal Fishery Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.

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Naval Today Staff, October 12, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy