Navy arrests five local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya in Kalpitiya arrested five local fishermen with 2 FGDs engaged in illegal fishing in the seas between Udappuwa and Manpuri sea areas on 06th February 2016. Ninety Four Conch Shells, two pairs of diving fins a fishing spear gun and a GPS 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.