FOREIGN ILLEGAL VESSEL NABBED BY JAFFNA FISH FOLKS

Jaffna fishermen caught a foreign vessel

 

Jaffna fishermen yesterday intercepted a vessel carrying more than 100 foreigners about 18 nautical miles off Point Pedro.

The fishermen immediately alerted the Northern Naval Command about the vessel and the Navy dispatched three vessels to the location. The Navy vessels were due to reach the location last evening to establish the identity of those aboard the vessel and ascertain why it entered Sri Lanka’s waters.

By last night, the vessel was anchored closer to the KKS harbour. The Navy had been alerted about the detection around 4.45 p.m.

It is also reported that the people on the boat were speaking in a foreign language that the local fishermen do not understand, and it has not been possible to find out who these people are.

 

 

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Schaffter’s death; Statement recorded from Chamuditha

A statement has been recorded from journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrama in connection with the death of businessman and director of Janashakthi Group Dinesh Schaffter.

Chamuditha was summoned before the Homicide and Organized Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department and recorded a two-and-a-half-hour statement.

This statement was recorded from Chamuditha based on the fact that he had conducted a 40-minute interview on a youtube channel with investigative journalist Keerthi Rathnayake over Schaffter’s death on the same day of the incident.

 

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Ocean Odyssey ship arrives with America’s richest tourists

The super luxury passenger ship  “Ocean Odyssey ” carrying 108 of America’s richest tourists arrived at the Colombo Port today.

This ship belongs to an American company. The ship is 105 meters long and 18.5 meters wide.

This ship arrived at the Colombo port from Cochin port in India and is scheduled to sail to Trincomalee port on December 19.

The shipping agent company “Dave Marine” said that the tourists who came on this ship will disembark at Colombo port and travel around Colombo, Kurunegala Habarana, Sigiriya and Trincomalee by luxury buses for about two and a half days and board the ship from Trincomalee port on December 21.

Then the ship is scheduled to sail from Trincomalee Port to Thailand on December 21 at 7:00 PM.

Marking the arrival of the ship for the first time at the port of Colombo, the ceremonial exchange of light took place between the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva and the captain of the ship.  A group of officials from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Services, Port Authority and Shipping Agent Company participated in this event.

(dailymirror.lk)

 

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Free zoo entrance on Dec. 23, 24

Free zoo entrance on Dec. 23, 24 for children and senior citizens

The zoological department has decided to grant free entrance to the zoo to children and elderly persons on December 23 and 24, a Department senior official said.

She said the program will be launched due to school holidays and under the program of “Sathun Ape Mithuroya”.

The children will be granted free entrance on December 23 to 24.

The senior citizens will get free entrance tickets on December 24.

 

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