Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 36 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler today.
The trawler named “ABI” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command 20 nautical miles off Koduwakattu seas.
Among the arrested persons are 28 Tamils, 07 Sinhalese and a Muslim that included 25 males, 03 women and 08 children.
They are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaithivu, Trincomalee, Valachchenai and Kalpitiya.
They were escorted to Trincomalee Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.