Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 112 Australia bound illegal migrants
Thu, Oct 11, 2012, 09:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 11, Chilaw: Sri Lanka Navy Thursday has arrested 112 illegal migrants bound for Australia from the north western shores.

A Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Western Naval Command intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler carrying the 112 people in the sea off Chilaw.

According to the Navy, among the arrested were 91 Tamils, 14 Sinhalese and 7 Muslims. The group, which included 103 men, a woman and 8 children, are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Chilaw, Batticaloa, Puttalam, Trincomalee, Negombo, Mannar and Mullaitivu.

They have been escorted to Modara Fishery Harbor to be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigations.

Despite the perilous voyage and the prospects of getting detained in an Australian asylum center, over 2,500 Sri Lankans this year had taken the step to illegally migrate to Australia.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka loses right to hold Asian Youth Games 2017
Committee to probe corruption at Sri Lanka port ministry
Sri Lankan government allocates over Rs. 400 million to set up IT labs in schools
Sri Lankan President orders to ban import of glyphosate with immediate effect
Senior officers of Sri Lanka police transferred over violence in Jaffna
Sri Lankan government cautions people over disinformation campaigns
Pakistan, Sri Lanka friendship has centuries old civilizational roots: Envoy
Sri Lanka's Hayleys records 32% increase in profits after tax for 2014/15
Sri Lanka takes measures to get the EU ban on fishery products lifted
Lawyers in Northern Sri Lanka on strike to protest attack on Jaffna court complex

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.