Sri Lanka naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya of the North-Western Naval Command on information received arrested 6 persons in the general area of Sinnakudirippu in Kalpitiya on 19th January 2015.
The authorities also seized the equipment used in the illegal operation of collecting conch shells. The arrested persons with the items were handed over to the Puttalam Assistant Fisheries Director for further action.
Meanwhile naval troops attached to SLNS Vijayaba of the Eastern Naval Command on information received recovered explosives in Adukkupadu on 18th January 2015. It is suspected that the explosives had been hidden to be used for illegal fishing.
Press release, Image: Sri Lanka Navy