45 Australia bound Persons intercepted in Negombo Seas
Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 45 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of 10th September 2012. The trawler named “Shaini Baba” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Western Naval Command 20 nautical miles off Negombo.
Among the arrested persons are 35 Tamils, 09 Sinhalese and a Muslim. They are residents of Negombo, Mullaithivu, Vavuniya, Mannar, Jaffna, Kalmunei, Hatton, Trincomalee and Vennappuwa. They were escorted to Modera Fisheries Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.