Tangalle boat attack suspects remanded

The Tangalle Magistrate has remanded 10 of the 14 suspects arrested over the Tangalle trawler attack, the police media unit said today.

The police said that another two suspects have been produced before an identification parade.

Among the 14 suspects arrested after being deported from Australia, was a 12, 10 and 6 year old.

The 12 and 10 year old were handed over to a children’s home while the 6 year old was freed and temporarily handed over to a children;s home.

The 14 suspects were arrested in Australia and deported last Saturday after a copy of a court warrant was handed over to INTERPOL.

The 14 suspects were wanted over the incident in Tangalle where fishermen on a multi-day fishing trawler were attacked and the trawler was then stolen.

The trawler was used by the 14 suspects to head to Australia to seek asylum.