Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Australia bound illegal migrants
Fri, Apr 5, 2013, 09:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 05, Galle: Sri Lanka Navy intercepted and arrested 38 illegal migrants bound for Australia early Thursday morning in the Southwestern seas 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 the fishing trawler with the 38 people onboard in the sea 18 nautical miles off southwest of Kalutara.

The group of 35 Tamils, 2 Sinhalese and one Muslim included 24 men, 5 women and 9 children.

They are being brought to Galle Harbor to be handed over to the CID for further investigations, the navy said.

Meanwhile, Australia returned 20 Sri Lankan boat people recently arrived in the country home Thursday bringing the total number of voluntarily and involuntarily returned asylum seekers to 963.

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

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UK to continue monitoring the situation of Tamil detainees in Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 0 minutes ago]
U.S. helps young farmers in Sri Lanka build successful agri-businesses
-- [1 hour and 58 minutes ago]
Nine new HIV infections every week in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Government to revamp the Sri Lanka Transport Board to minimize losses
-- [9 hours ago]
Police arrest a suspect involved in assault on a train driver
Sri Lanka President to leave for CHOGM 2015 tomorrow
Hemas Hospitals partners Credence Genomics to offer cutting-edge genetic diagnostics
Sri Lanka's post-war transparent growth grabs attention of China's richest province
Three Ministers demand probe on Avant Garde Chairman's remarks
UPFA opposition to bring no-faith motion against Finance Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.