At lease 53 people including two Indian nationals were arrested 60 nautical miles from the Eastern Coast when they were fleeing to Australia the Police said. The Navy had intercepted the boat that is suspected to have left from Batticaloa on the 10th of June, last morning and arrested all persons on board.
The suspects were handed over to the CID and initial investigations had revealed that 4 smugglers who are believed to have been responsible for the racket were also among the suspects. The suspects were produced before the Hambanthota magistrate last evening and were remanded till the 20th of June
Comments - 14
MS Wednesday, 13 June 2012 06:02 AM
Very Good. This is one of core businesses of LTTE and Tamil Diaspora.
Kondeybendapucheena Wednesday, 13 June 2012 06:14 AM
Boy,Aussies going to enjoy more Tamils as so many of them going these days
Dilan Thursday, 14 June 2012 07:48 AM
Hope all of them return home and justice is served.
Village Boy Wednesday, 13 June 2012 06:39 AM
All Tamil Nadu will go to Australia at this rate. Lucky Aussies!!
Nodrog Thursday, 14 June 2012 12:08 PM
Then once they get there they get into extortion, credit card fraud etc....we should thank Australia for keeping them there.
Countryman Wednesday, 13 June 2012 06:51 AM
No end to the problem. While in the war it was asylum seekers or refugees. When the war is over it is now illegal migrants.
paksha Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:29 AM
australian dolar has good value
Jane Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:32 AM
It is because these people can't stand the miracles in this country.
Dee Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:15 AM
what is wrong with these people, three years back even i would have gone but now???
benny Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:25 AM
it will be Aussie nadu very soon.
Shandy Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:39 AM
Good commodity export. They will send back $$$$ to help the balance of payment crisis.
CW Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:47 AM
Let them sleep with the Aussie Labor Govt. who abolished all laws.
Noor Wednesday, 13 June 2012 10:10 AM
Good let them go and live peacefully there, here in SL no job no way to live comfortably with goods price hike.
Dee Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:17 AM
More likely to live off the tax money of the aussies.
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