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 bound for Australia
Thu, Mar 7, 2013, 09:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 07, Galle: 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 Southern Naval Command has intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler Thursday (07) with the 54 people onboard in the sea off 20 nautical miles off of Weligama.

The group of 3 Sinhalese and 51 Tamils included 36 men, 7 women and 11 children. They are being escorted to Galle Harbor to hand them over to the CID for further investigations, the Navy said.

Despite Sri Lanka Navy's efforts and Australia's recent measures to return asylum seekers, attempts by would-be asylum seekers continue.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka reaffirms commitment to bring relations with China to a higher level
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank clarifies media reports on employee transfers
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy conducts inquiries into the Avant Garde arms ship
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army Commander urges his troops to be 'steadfastly' loyal to the country and competent
-- [6 hours ago]
Appropriation Bill for 2016 to be tabled in Si Lanka parliament on October 23
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President calls on journalists to use new freedom to write the truth
-- [7 hours ago]
Minister suggests increasing retirement age to 65
Sri Lanka opposition suggests joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols to prevent fishermen poaching
EU welcomes Sri Lanka's stance on moratorium on the Death Penalty

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.