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Navy Arrests Sri Lankans Bound To Australia

Feb 20, 2011 7:47:46 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 17 Sri Lankans while they were attempting to illegally travel to Australia in a trawler about 20 nautical miles of Hambantota coast.

The 17 male suspects along with their multi day fishing trawler were apprehended in deep sea on February 19 night.
Navy Spokesperson Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya has told the media that the group headed to Australia was brought back in a Navy high-speed special patrol vessel and that these patrols will be carried out in the future in order to protect the country’s marine border.