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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 61 illegal migrants bound for Australia
Thu, Apr 18, 2013, 09:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy intercepted and arrested 61 illegal migrants bound for Australia on Wednesday in deep sea off Batticaloa in the Eastern Province.

A fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command has intercepted the multi-day fishing vessel with the 61 people onboard in the sea off the coast of Batticaloa, Navy said.

The group of 60 Tamil and one Sinhala migrants included 43 men, 8 women and 10 children.

They are being brought to the Trincomalee Harbor to be handed over to the Trincomalee Harbor Police for further investigations.

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.

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