A particular operation carried out by the navy within the seashore space of Chilaw has led to the apprehension of 19 individuals who had been suspected to be making an attempt emigrate to a overseas nation illegally by way of sea route, this morning (09).
The Sri Lanka Navy additionally held a van on the location, throughout this operation, the SLN media unit mentioned.
On receipt of knowledge, the Navy mounting a particular operation, searched a suspicious van within the estuary of Chilaw this morning and apprehended this group of 19 people together with kids, who had been believed to be on an unlawful migration try by sea, together with the van driver and his assistant.
Among the many apprehended group had been, 16 males together with the van driver and his assistant, 01 feminine, 03 boys and 01 woman. The suspects had been residents of Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Wattala, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Negombo and Kochchikade areas.
It’s suspected that the group had tried to illegally migrate to a overseas nation by sea.
Additional investigation into the incident is being carried out by the navy as of now, the assertion mentioned.