(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka Navy has intercepted a trawler and arrested 40 illegal migrants in the deep seas last night (05).
According to the Navy spokesman, the trawler was spotted in the deep sea 117 nautical miles from Colombo and intercepted by two Dvora craft.
The arrested migrants are between 17 and 41 years of age and include 19 males and 21 females.
The migrants and the vessel have been brought to the Colombo harbor this morning.
The Navy has provided treatment to some of the arrested people and handed them over to the Colombo Ports Police for further investigations.