The Navy arrested five people as they attempted to enter Sri Lanka illegally by sea, the Navy media unit said today.
Naval troops attached to SLNS Thammanna of the North Central Naval Command arrested the five people in the General Area Urumalai.
The Navy said that the five people were believed to be residents of Chennai, India.
Among those arrested were two males and three females including a three-year old child.
They were handed over to TID for further investigations.