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Sri Lankan navy arrests 86 Indians for illegally entering waters


The Navy said the surveillance has been stepped up in view of the spread of the Corona virus epidemic in the country and has increased patrols along the northern and western maritime border to prevent illegal migrants from other countries, including India.

Colombo | The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 86 Indians on 11 fishing boats attempting to enter its waters illegally. The Navy said on Monday that surveillance has been stepped up in view of the spread of the corona virus epidemic in the country and has increased patrols along the northern and western maritime border to prevent illegal migrants from other countries, including India.

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The army arrested 21 Indian nationals on four Indian boats for allegedly entering the country last fortnight. “During a special patrol in the maritime area near the Palk Strait, the navy caught 11 Indian boats carrying 86 people on board,” the Navy said in a statement. They were suspiciously attempting to enter the Sri Lankan waters.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.

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