Sri Lanka Navy Seizes Boat with 30 from Myanmar, 2 Indians

Migrants including Myanmar Rohingya Muslims sit on a boat as they wait to be rescued by Aceh fishermen May 20, 2015, in the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia, after being pushed back to sea by Thailand. Photo: S. Yulinnas / Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s navy has arrested 32 people suspected to be Rohingya refugees and their Indian traffickers off the country’s northern coast.

Navy spokesman Chaminda Walakuluge says a coast guard patrol observed the boat entering Sri Lankan waters Sunday. The 30 passengers from Myanmar included 16 children, including an infant just 15 days old and a 4-month-old baby. The two Indians were suspected to be their traffickers.

Walakuluge said that the suspects have been handed over to police for further inquiries.