Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt, 07 individuals including 02 facilitators held in Talaimannar

A naval patrol conducted in the Urumalei area, Talaimannar in the dark hours of 02nd June 2024 led to the apprehension of 05 Sri Lankan nationals, believed to have attempted to enter into the island by illegal means. The Navy also held 02 individuals who facilitated this illegal act, in this operation

Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations and patrols covering the sea and coastal areas around the island with the aim of suppressing illegal migration and other forms of illegal activities.

As an extension of these efforts, the night patrol was carried out by SLNS Thammanna in the North Central Naval Command, in the Urumalei area on 02nd June. Upon interrogation of 05 persons suspiciously remaining in the area, it was revealed that they had migrated by illegal means. Along with those 05 individuals,02 more persons who facilitated them were also taken into naval custody.

The apprehended individuals who are from 27 to 42 years of age were identified as Sri Lankan nationals from Mannar, Vavuniya and Talaimannar. They will be handed over to the Talaimannar Police for onward legal action.