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Monday, 06 August 2012 - 12:38
37 Chinese nationals arrested at sea
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Sri Lanka Navy intercepted two trawlers with 37 Chinese fishermen onboard who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters last night.

Two Sri Lankans were also apprehended along with the Chinese nationals.

Chinese fishermen can only engage in poaching 200 nautical miles off Sri Lanka’s coast however the arrested fishermen were poaching just 10 to 15 nautical miles east from Batticaloa.

The arrested Chinese fishermen will be handed over to Trincomalee harbor police.

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