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Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 11:16
Asylum seekers arrested by Navy
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The Navy have arrested 9 more asylum seekers while attempting to travel to Australia via boat from Negombo.

Navy spokesperson Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya confirmed that the arrests were made this morning.

He added that there was a large quantity of food and water on board the vessel they were travelling in.

The vessel has been brought to the Fort Harbour while the suspects are to be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department.

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