Six fishermen were arrested in sea poaching in Ulhitiyawa in Wennappuwa early this morning. The fishermen of Ulhitiyawa had caught the six fishermen who had been poaching in the sea without any license had handed them over to the Mahawewa Fishery Authority..
The six men have been fishermen from Sinnapaduwa in Mundalama. At the time of the arrest, 20 Oxygen cylinders used in diving, diving kits and fish weighing 50 kg were in their possession.
According to Mahawewa Fishery officer Assistant Director Anura Jeyasekara, these men have not been permitted to dive and fish in the sea.
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