Navy assists to apprehend two fishing craft engaged in fishing at the Colombo harbour mouth


Two fishing craft which were engaged in illegal fishing at the Colombo harbour mouth were apprehended by the Police during a Navy-Police combined operation conducted today (26th September).

Accordingly, Western Naval Command in coordination with the officers of Harbour Police apprehended these two craft which were engaged in illegal fishing at the harbour mouth and they were taken into Police custody.

Though it is a risky task and a disturbance to ship movements, to fishing along the sea routes of ship arrival and departure to a port, it is observed that some minor groups enter to harbour mouth despite of frequent awareness given to fisher folk by SL Navy. Therefore, it is fishermen's responsibility to act with care.