In June 56 Sri Lankan nationals and 02 Indians were intercepted.
So far in August 478 boat people had been rescued or intercepted.
The Navy said on Aug 25, the fishing vessel 'Ann Mishal' carried 77 persons including 53 ethnic Tamils, 24 Sinhalese and while the second boat had 19 Tamils and 02 Muslims. The boats were intercepted off Chilaw in the Western Coast and Baticaloa in the East.
On August 21, the Navy intercepted the vessel 'Asha Duwa' with 69 persons (48 Tamils, 19 Sinhalese and 02 Muslims. The Navy said they were residents of Negombo, Pulmude, Vavuniya, Mannar, Jaffna, Wishvamadu and Batticaloa.
On August 20, the Navy said it intercepted vessels 'Kavindi' with 39 people (31 Tamils and 08 Sinhalese) and 'Prasansani' with 44 people (35 Tamils, 06 Sinhalese and 03 Muslims).
The Navy said there were 77 men, 2 women and 4 children, who who were residents of Jaffna, Mullaithivu, Trincomalee, Muttur, Kochchikade, Batticaloa, Habarana, Bulathsinhale, Balangoda, Kalpitiya, Padavi Sri-pura and Mannar.One August 18, the Navy said it arrested a fishing vessel three miles of the coast of Vettilaikerni on August 14, with 04 ethnic Tamils bound for Australia while waiting to collect more people.
On August 17, the Navy rescued 30 people (19 Tamils and 11 Sinhalese) who were resident of, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Mannar, Chilaw and Negombo, and brought them to Tangalle in the South.
The propeller of their vessel 'Ashen Putha II' had broken after five days at sea, and left them adrift for a month.
"All were in a highly dehydrated condition suffering from hunger and thirst," the Navy said.
"They had run out of the scanty stock of provisions stacked inside the crowded trawler and had nothing to eat or drink for days.
"The Naval personnel onboard provided them with food and refreshments and emergency medical treatment was too given by the naval medical personnel."
On August 16, the vessel 'Pushpa Rejini' was intercepted 40 nautical miles of Pigeon Ilsand in Trincomalee with 57 people (52 Tamils and 05 Sinhalese) who were residents of Trincomalee, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Mannar.
Among them were 39 men, eight women, 6 small boys and 4 girls.
On August 14, the vessel 'Wasana' with 43 people on board (33 Tamils and 10 Sinhalese) was intercepted 20 nautical miles west of Negambo in the Western coast.
On August 08, a fishing vessel 'Risora Duwa' operated by a seven member crew was intercepted off the Kosgada in the South West. The vessel had 68 people, all ethnic Tamils resident in Kilinochchi, the Navy said. It had left Beruwala with 56 men, 02 women and 03 children.
On August 07, the Navy said it two boats were intercepted with 26 people on board off the Eastern coast.
Sri Lanka had been under pressure from Australia to halt the migration of people to that country.