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 54 illegal migrants heading to Australia
Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 08:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy arrested 54 illegal migrants bound for Australia today and handed them over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigations.

A fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command has intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler Thursday (07) with the 54 people onboard in the sea off 12 nautical miles east of Kalmunai in Eastern Province.

The group of 40 men, 6 women and 8 children has been escorted to Trincomalee Harbor to hand them over to the CID.

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 since August 13, has sent 936 Sri Lankans home.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Last phase of Sri Lanka's China-built Norochcholai Power Plant commissioned
-- [52 minutes ago]
Seminar on Japanese university education for Sri Lankan students on September 20
-- [1 hour and 8 minutes ago]
British Deputy High Commissioner visits Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
-- [2 hours ago]
Fuel, electricity rates reduced in Sri Lanka to appreciate China-Sri Lanka friendship
-- [2 hours ago]
Chinese President calls for profound China-Sri Lanka friendship
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka main opposition welcomes Chinese President's visit
Sri Lanka committed to full implementation of 13th Amendment, India says
India has non-diplomatic direct channels with Sri Lanka to tackle spying issue

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.