Navy arrest 112 Australia bound persons

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 112 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler today, the Navy media unit said.

The trawler named “Shantha Anthoni-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.

Among the arrested persons are 103 men, a woman and 08 children (boys).

They are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Killinochchi, Chilaw, Batticaloa, Putlam, Trincomalee, Negambo, Mannar and Mullaithivu. All were brought to Modara Fishery Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.