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
Sri Lanka Railway union strike called off
-- [6 hours ago]
EU team to visit Sri Lanka to assess the fishery ban on 5th - 9th October
-- [6 hours ago]
Northern Province CM to remain neutral at Sri Lanka election
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM asks the people to elect a stable government that could work with the President
-- [7 hours ago]
Top level New Zealand team to visit Sri Lanka in November to explore investment opportunities
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government confirms three new diplomatic posts
Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission
Sri Lankan government allocates additional Rs. 345 million to reconstruct damaged temples in Nepal
Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government

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.