Navy Intercepts 83 Australia Bound Persons

Navy Intercepts 83 Australia Bound Persons

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 83 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of 09th November 2012. The trawler named “kangaroo” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command 15 nautical miles off Mirissa seas.

Among the arrested persons are 48 Tamils, 32 Sinhalese and 3 Muslims that included 78 men and 5 women. They are residents of Vavuniya, Killinochchi, Chilaw, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya, Wattala, Wennappuwa, Matara and Hambantota. They were brought to Galle Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.

Naval Today Staff, November 12, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< May 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Naval Combat Systems

The two day event promises detailed presentations, high-level debate and interactive discussions: you will gain remarkable insight and build…

read more >

Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2015

This year’s Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event will bring the Arctic and Observer nations together to discuss the latest operational…

read more >

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East

Increase your naval capabilities by finding affordable and effective new technological solutions to your maritime operations…

read more >

Engine As A Weapon (EAAW)

The Engine As A Weapon (EAAW) series of international symposia, organised by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology…

read more >