Navy arrests three local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya arrested three local fishermen with an FGD engaged in illegal fishing between Mampuri and Sinnapadu sea areas on 16th February 2016. Two pairs of diving fins, a GPS, 10 Oxygen cylinders and 42 conch shells were also taken into custody during the arrest.

The arrested persons and the items were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries (Puttalam) for further investigations.