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 Lankan illegal migrants arrested in Tamil Nadu
Mon, May 5, 2014, 07:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 05, Madurai: Indian security agencies have arrested 10 Sri Lankan nationals on Monday morning when they were stranded in Dhanushkodi coast in Tamil Nadu, Indian media reported.

The ten Sri Lankans including five children, suspected of illegally migrating, have reached the Indian shore on an illegal ferry, the police said.

During interrogation, the illegal migrants have alleged that they were under fear of being detained by the Sri Lankan government agencies since the government has launched a drive against the Tamil population, the PTI reported.

Despite Sri Lanka Navy's efforts and Australia's measure of sending the boat people directly either to detention centers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea or returning to Sri Lanka, would-be asylum seekers continue attempting to migrate to Australia.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Inflation in Sri Lankan capital Colombo declines marginally to 3.9 percent in September 2016
-- [1 hour and 7 minutes ago]
Court grants bail to former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in floating armory case
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka also pulls out of the SAARC summit in Pakistan as environment is not conducive
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President discusses remedies for shortage of drinking water due to prevailing drought
-- [2 hours ago]
President appoints Right to Information Commission
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government takes measures to increase protection at unprotected rail crossings
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy to start a maritime program to safeguard the region
-- [9 hours ago]
New Zealand Green Party to raise Sri Lanka's human rights with PM
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's lubricant market grows at 6.8 percent to 23.4 billion rupees in 2015
Sri Lanka cabinet approves 15% VAT on cigarettes and tobacco products

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.