Suspected Rohingya, traffickers held
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s navy has arrested 32 people suspected to be Rohingya refugees and their Indian traffickers from a boat off the country’s northern coast. Yesterday, navy spokesman Chaminda Walakuluge said a coast guard patrol observed the boat entering Sri Lankan waters on Sunday. The 30 passengers from Myanmar comprised 16 children, including a 15-day-old infant and a 4-month-old baby.
The other two were Indians and suspected to be their traffickers.