Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 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 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
British woman falls off train to her death in Sri Lanka
-- [11 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's UDA facing a shortage of funds to pay families evicted for development project - report
-- [47 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister to hold discussion with party leaders on proposed electoral reforms
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan minister says Central Bank Governor should resign
-- [5 hours ago]
Former governor of Sri Lanka Central Bank questioned on hedging deal
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's apparel exports readying to cross US$ 5 billion
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to resume road development projects with China
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara selected to ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup team
-- [8 hours ago]
Professor Lalitha Mendis appointed as Acting Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank in a deal with ADB to raise US$ 100 million
-- [8 hours ago]

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.