Twelve Sri Lankan Asylum seekers who were deported from Australia arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning, Immigration and Emigration media spokesman Lakshman Soysa said.
He said a woman and two children were among the deportees.
They arrived at the BIA by a special Australian flight at 12.30 a.m.
All the deportees were arrested on arrival and handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) by the Immigration and Emigration officers. (Chaturanga Pradeep and T.K.G. Kapila)
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