He said the boat was detained in the Northern seas and was brought ashore to Kankesanthurai (KKS).
Walakuluge told the Colombo Gazette that there were seven women and 16 children below the age of nine, including a 15 day old child and four month old child on the boat.
He said that two Indians were also arrested.
More than 1 million Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in Myanmar‘s Rakhine State, where many in the Buddhist majority consider them interlopers from Bangladesh. (Colombo Gazette)