The Navy drained human smugglers and a group of illegal immigrants in the North seas today,The Navy media unit said that naval personnel onboard a fast attack craft attached to the Northern Naval Command intercepted a suspicious dinghy in the Northern seas and detained seven people. The dinghy was spotted 11 nautical miles north of Kankasanthure. They were taken to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankasanthurei and later handed over to the Kankesanthurai police. (Colombo Gazette) The Navy said that two human smugglers engaged in smuggling activities between India and Sri Lanka were detained together with two women, two men and a child.
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK car output falls -5.3% in August to 103,232 units, the fourth month of decline this year.Production for domestic and overseas markets down -4.4% and -5.6% in the month.Year-to-date performance down with production so far declining -1.9%.British car manufacturing fell in August as domestic and overseas demand for production declined. According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 103,232 vehicles left UK factories last month – a fall of -5.3%.Production for the domestic market dropped -4.4% to 26,594 units, while output for overseas customers was down -5.6% to 76,638. 1,106,285 vehicles have been produced in the first eight months of the year, an overall decline of -1.9%, and the domestic market for production has been down in seven out of eight months.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,It’s common to see fluctuations during the summer months, as output varies according to the timing and duration of holiday factory shutdowns. However, the continuation of the longer term downward trend in domestic demand is a concern for production across the UK so it is vital for the future health of this sector that the current uncertainty around Brexit is removed and consumer and business confidence restored.