Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 53 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler today. The trawler named “Sinhale 4” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command 16 nautical miles off Pigeon Island in Trincomalee.
Among the arrested persons are 49 Tamils, 03 Muslims and a Sinhalese that included 42 males, 03 women and 08 children. They are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, and Trincomalee. They were escorted to Trincomale Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations. (Navy.lk)