Arrested in Moratuwa awaiting boat to Australia

4 June 2014 12:36 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A group of thirteen Tamil youth had been arrested in Lunawa last morning while attempting to illegally set sail to Australia, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

The suspects were found at a rest house in Lunawa, Moratuwa where they were staying since May 26.

Police said, an individual from Jaffna had promised them take to Australia for a fee of Rs. 10,000 each and send them to Australia from Moratuwa.

The group was arrested on a tip-off received by the Moratuwa Mobile Police patrol.

The suspects were from Jaffna, Nedunkerni, Mulliyavalai, Jaffna, Mullaithivu, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya,

Investigations are carried out by the Moratuwa Police. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 3

  • Fair N Square Wednesday, 04 June 2014 01:52 PM

    LOL.. to get to Australia from Moratuwa for 10 thousand rupees... REALLY? it will cost more than that to even WALK from Jaffna to Moratuwa.. what do these people think?desperation at its worse or down right stupidity. seeeeeeesh..

    Roshan Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:34 AM

    The same individual who took 10,000/- would have informed the Police.

    HambanGoiya Thursday, 05 June 2014 02:07 AM

    I notice a some suspicious Tamil youths in an around the area.


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