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* 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.

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