65 would-be illegal immigrants netted in Trinco
Police have arrested a group of 65 persons while staying at a hotel in Trincomalee with the intention of leaving the country illegally by the sea route.
They include 63 men, one woman and a girl aged four years.
Police say the place was raided on a tip-off received by the national intelligence service.
The would-be immigrants are residents of Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Trincomalee.