Navy arrests 88 Lankans attempting to sail to Reunion Island

Eighty-eight (88) Sri Lankan individuals have been arrested in a boat off the western coast of Negombo, while trying to illegally sail to Réunion Island.

Reportedly, the arrest has been made by the Sri Lanka Navy.

The arrestees are reportedly residents from several areas in the
country and have attempted to illegally sail to Reunion Island, according to Navy Spokesperson Commander Dinesh Bandara.

Reunion Island is a region of France located in the Indian Ocean