An Australia bound trawler with 109 passengers onboard, including eight sinhalese, were taken into custody off the Trincomalee coast, by the Navy.
They were arrested by a Navy patrol vessel deployed by the Eastern Naval Command. Accordingly, the detection has been made yesterday afternoon and the fishing trawler was brought to the Trincomalee Harbour last night and the group was already handed over to the CID for further investigations.
On July 13, another Australia bound trawler with 41 passengers onboard was taken into custody 15 Nautical Miles off the Trincomalee coast, by the Navy. They were from Vakarai, Trincomalee, Sampur, Chilaw and Negombo.
A police constable and 15 Governmant servants were among those arrested in Kalkuda while trying to sail to Australia illegally Police said.
Comments - 6
me Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:47 AM
I heard, several government servant in this group including a policman
Abey Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:10 AM
See what reason behind these thousands of Boat people from SrI-Lanlka. it is disgusting.
Fair N Square Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:20 AM
IF they are willing toi take the risk and fora better life, why stop them? can the government provide them witha better life thatthey are seeking while risking their lives to bettertheir lives and their kith and kin> Let em go.. they will send valuable foreign exchange to the country that is much needed...What good does it do by stopping them? possibly a Big politicos pockets are lined by the Australian govt ... so that em wont turn u in Australia.. These are folks mostly who are below the poverty levels or doesn't have a sound education to compete in SL's job market...
Human Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:16 AM
Better life? There are billions of people like that on earth. They all cant go to Australia etc. economic problem is not a asylum a question. They all must send back if politicians wants law and order.. in Australia or europe etc.. or face the consq. entering a country illegaly.
mama Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:18 AM
And your father
Za Monday, 16 July 2012 12:07 PM
Its always better to let them go.. Taking them into custody is again ruining their life more.
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