Navy arrests 1341 kilograms of dry Sea Cucumber

Naval troops attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya of the North Western Naval Command, on information received, arrested 09 persons with 1341 kilograms of dry sea cucumbers along with 02 FGDs, 01 Tata Dimo Batta truck and 02 Bajaj three wheelers in the Thoreiadi area in Kalpitiya on 29th June 2015.

Meanwhile, naval troops attached to SLNS Thambapanni in Puttalam of the same naval command in coordination with the fisheries officials in Puttalam arrested 07 persons who were engaged in illegal fishing in the Thirikapallama Lagoon on 30th June 2015. Seven illegal fishing nets (Sangili net) were also taken in to custody.

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