Navy apprehends 03 illegal immigrants along with 02 more suspects in Talaimannar seas

Sunday, 16 February 2020

The Navy apprehended 03 Indian nationals attempting to illegally migrate to Sri Lanka by a dinghy, along with 02 more suspects on 14th February 2020.

After having spotted a suspicious dinghy plying in the sea area North of Talaimannar, a naval craft patrolling in the above sea area has apprehended this group of people who were attempting to illegally migrate to Sri Lanka via sea route. Among the apprehended persons are a 39 year old male, a 33 year old female, a 07 year old girl and 02 Sri Lankans who ferried these Indians by a dinghy.

The apprehended Sri Lankan suspects have been identified as residents of Pesalai in Mannar, aged 36 and 44.

Having escorted the accused to the naval base SLNS Thammanna in Talaimannar, they were administered first aid and necessary medical facilities by the Navy. Subsequently, the suspects along with the dinghy were handed over to the Talaimannar Police for onward investigation.