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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 - 10:51
13 FISHERMEN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL FISHING AT THE COLOMBO HARBOUR MOUTH
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Thirteen persons who engaged in illegal fishing at the Colombo harbour mouth were arrested.

Three vessels were also taken into custody along with the suspects during a joint operation carried out by the Navy and the Harbour Police.

The suspects are residents of Dikowita and Palliyawatta areas and the Colombo Harbour Police are conducting further investigations into the arrested persons and the vessels.

The Navy stated that engaging in fishing activities along the entry and exit points of the harbor poses a risk to the fishermen and cause obstruction to movement of international vessels.
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