Australia - bound boat intercepted
The Navy arrested 11 persons who attempted to flee to Australia
illegally in a multi-day trawler on Saturday.
The trawler named Udayanga Putha with 11 on board was intercepted by
a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command, 93
nautical miles off Great Basses Light House.
The suspects are residents of Tangalle and Dickwella. They were
escorted to the Tangalle Fisheries Harbour and handed over to Matara
Meanwhile, the Navy arrested five persons with a haul of conch
They were arrested while transferring 1,096 conch shells at
Kurikadduwan Jetty. The suspects and the items were handed over to Kayts