Sri Lanka Navy Intercepts 54 Australia Bound Persons
Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 54 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler on 07th March 2013. The trawler named “Ranahansi” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command 20 nautical miles off Weligama.
Among the arrested persons are 3 Sinhalese and 51 Tamils including 36 males, 7 females and 11 children. They are residents of Jaffna and Mullaithivu. They are being escorted to Galle Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.
Naval Today Staff, March 11, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy