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Six foreign and local personnel apprehended for snapping marine mammals


On receipt of information by the Navy, two Fast Attack Craft attached to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard apprehended four foreigners and two local personnel who dived in ‘Thalaramba’ coastal area to take photographs of marine animals without due approval.

During the arrest, a fiber glass dinghy, an underwater camera, a digital camera, five pairs of diving fins andsix diving masks were taken into naval custody.

The arrested persons along with their belongings were handed over to the officials of the Department of Wildlife Conservation for onward action.

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