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 intercepts 83 Australia-bound illegal migrants
Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 02:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy today arrested 83 illegal migrants bound for Australia and handed them over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigations.

A fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command has intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler in the early hours of Friday with the 83 people onboard about 15 nautical miles off Mirissa, a coastal town in the south.

The arrested, 48 Tamils, 32 Sinhalese and 3 Muslims have been escorted to Galle Harbor to hand them over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The group of 78 men, and 5 women, were residents of Vavuniya, Kilinochchi, Chilaw, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya, Wattala, Wennappuwa, Matara and Hambantota.

Despite Sri Lanka Navy's efforts and Australia's recent measures to return asylum seekers, attempts by would-be asylum seekers continue.

Australia, after enacting its new policy of sending asylum seekers to detention centers in offshore islands, has sent 186 Sri Lankans home this year.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka condemns suspected terror attack in Manchester
-- [1 hour and 11 minutes ago]
Malaysian mission plans to bring in US$ 300 million investment to Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 26 minutes ago]
UN urges Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence
Sri Lankan President to visit Bangladesh in July
Heavy local and international responsibility lay on shoulders, says Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
Families of disappeared in Sri Lanka write to UN Chief, British PM on their plight
Sri Lanka shows interest in Belarusian military hardware at MILEX 2017
Sri Lanka's Hayleys crosses Rs. 100 billion turnover, in 2016/17
Meeting with top U.S. official last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Foreign Minister
Sri Lankan President assures government's commitment to ensure social justice

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.