Galle Chief Magistrate, Thamara Tennakoon fined Rs. 330,000 on three fishermen who were found guilty of fishing using dynamites. The three fishermen were K. Anil De Zoyza, M. Somaratne and D. Dharmasena. Each of them was fined Rs. 110,000. They were remanded after being arrested on January 14. The explosives and other items in their possession were confiscated. Bernard Withanachchi presented the report on the explosives on behalf of the Department of Explosives. Crime Division of the Southern Province Anti-crime unit prosecuted.