Colombo: At least 17 Sri Lankans have
been arrested in mid-sea while they were heading towards
Australia to enter the country illegally, officials said.
Sri Lanka Navy apprehended the suspected trawler in
the Indian Ocean yesterday, some 20 nautical miles off the
coast of Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka, naval officials
Navy have taken them to southern port city of Galle,
116km south of Colombo for further investigations.