The police arrested 36 people in Ragama last night while they were preparing to travel overseas by boat illegally, the police media unit said today.
The police said that among those arrested were three women and 10 children.
Following information received by the police, the Western Province (North) police crimes division raided a location where the people were staying.
Investigations revealed that they are all residents of Jaffna. They are to be produced in court today. (Colombo Gazette)