Four hundred persons who had attempted to migrate to Australia illegally were arrested during last month.
Navy Media spokesman Commander Kosala Warnasuriya said that about 10
vessels have been apprehended along with them.
These persons were arrested in Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Wennappuwa and Kalpitiya areas.
Meanwhile the Foreign Employment Bureau has drawn its attention on providing foreign employment legally to persons who attempt to migrate to Australia illegally.
The Bureau said that preparation of a suitable programme for this had begun by now.