54 Aussie- bound asylum seekers arrested

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At least 54 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who attempted to illegally migrate to Australia were arrested off the Weligama coast this morning, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.

Steps have been taken to hand over the suspects to the police for further investigations.

 
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  • antonsunil Thursday, 07 March 2013 04:55 PM

    Why arrest them let them go, Australia is very concern about the welfare of the Tamils, so let them take

    MountainLion Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:31 PM

    Why hand then over to the police, they were looking for a land with a better life. Hambantota is not too far away, the place for the Sri Lanka dream.

    mack Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:00 AM

    hey according to our government will soon be a well developed country better than EU or Australia.don't risk it life's via DM Android App

    Sim Thursday, 07 March 2013 01:57 PM

    If SL is wonder of Asia, why are they taking such a risk.

    No Drog Thursday, 07 March 2013 02:22 PM

    i agree.....

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 08 March 2013 09:31 AM

    Cannot understand at all why people want to run away from this "Miracle of Asia" being ruled by a benevolent royal family and their cohorts.


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