Iranian origin arrested in sea off the Gulf of Mannar turns out to be Norwegian


Questions are being asked as to why a Norwegian taken into custody recently in the seas off India and Sri Lanka , Silavathurai, Mannar misled the Sri Lankan navy regarding his nationality.

Well informed sources told that though the foreigner identified himself as an Iranian when the Sri Lankan Navy intercepted a dinghy carrying him and a Sri Lankan off Indian and Sri Lankan sea water, later produced a Norwegian passport bearing No XXXXXX issued to RaXX NaXX.

Having briefly questioned them, they had been handed over to Sri Lankan police for further investigations.

However, the Norwegian of Iranian origin had been released by the police following preliminary inquiry, The Media learns.

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