The police and navy today arrested 93 people attempting to travel to Australia by boat illegally to seek asylum.
According to the navy 68 people were arrested at sea in Kosgoda when they were heading to Australia by boat.
The navy said that there were women and children among those arrested and the boat was now being escorted to the shore.
Meanwhile the police arrested 25 people in Beruwala when they were making plans to head to Australia.
The 25 people are to be produced in court.