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 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 Lankan Minister Palitha Range Bandara's son arrested over fatal accident
-- [4 minutes ago]
High-level Danish business delegation to visit Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities
-- [52 minutes ago]
New UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka to work with government to deliver positive change for children
-- [2 hours ago]
COPE heated: Chairman walks out of meeting over controversial Treasury bond report
-- [2 hours ago]
India considering a proposal to relax visa rules for visiting Sri Lankan monks
-- [3 hours ago]
CA Sri Lanka offering CPFA qualification for senior public servants
-- [3 hours ago]
UN scales up support to Sri Lankan government's peacebuilding and development agendas
President to instruct Provincial Councils on spending their allocations based on priority of development
Sri Lanka judiciary rules financial crime investigating unit is legal
High level ministerial meeting to counter drug trafficking in Colombo on 29 October

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.