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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 58 illegal migrants heading to Australia
Fri, Sep 7, 2012, 06:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 07, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy today arrested another 58 illegal migrants headed for Australia from the eastern shores and handed them over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigations.

A Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler carrying the 58 people in the sea about 19 nautical miles off Boulder Point in Trincomalee.

According to the Navy, the group of 35 Tamils, 3 Sinhalese and 20 Muslims included 44 men, 6 women and 8 children.

They are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, Muthur, Kalpitiya, Negombo, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee.

The illegal migrants have been escorted to Trincomalee Harbor to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.



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