Navy nabs two persons for catching a sea turtle

On receipt of information from National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya located in Kalpitiya belonging to the North Western Naval Command arrested 2 persons who caught a sea turtle in between Norochcholai and Kappalady lagoon area and were attempting to transfer the turtle by illegal means today (20).

Along with the suspects, a dinghy and unauthorized fishing net were also taken into naval custody. The arrested persons, items and turtle were produced to the Department of Wildlife Conservation, Ilanthadiya for further investigations.