Chinese sailor arrested at Colombo port

A Chinese man was arrested near the Colombo port by the navy and handed over to the police yesterday, the police media unit said today.

The police said that the ethnic Chinese man who was on a fishing boat from Mauritius, was arrested after spent bullet caps were found in the boat.

The navy from the Rangala base near the Colombo port searched the boat when it entered Sri Lankan waters on Saturday.

On being searched the navy found 5  spent bullet caps and 2 un-exploded RPG rounds.

He was handed over to the harbor police yesterday after he was brought ashore, the police media unit said.

The police said that the Chinese fisherman will be produced before court today.