Last Updated : 2019-07-22 22:24:00

Lankan asylum seekers leave Indonesia for Australia, Romania

29 December 2009 08:49 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

An Indonesian official says 47 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers are being flown to Romania and Australia for resettlement, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Law and Human Rights Chief I Gde Widiarta of the western province of Riau Kepulauan says the 47 were among 78 ethnic Tamils rescued from a ship by Australian Customs officials in October.

The boat’s engine broke down in international waters near Indonesia. Scores of boats have been intercepted in the region this year.

Romania was accepting 16 asylum seekers and Australia was taking 31.

Widiarta said 15 Tamils from the same ship were resettled in Canada and Australia earlier this month.

Indonesia is a major launching point for Sri Lankans, Afghans and Iraqis seeking refuge in Australia

  Comments - 0


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Sri Lanka cricket through the eyes of Paul Farbrace

During the World Cup in England and Wales, the Sunday Times caught up with Pa

Sri Lanka yet to play to their potential--Rumesh Ratnayake

After England amassed 397 runs against Afghanistan—the highest in the tourn

Dinesh Chandimal- 2018 ODI Captain to 2019 World Cup ‘spectator’

In 2018, Dinesh Chandimal scored 298 runs at 42.52 in One-Day Internationals

Singling out of Rishad Bathiudeen as a political target

The orchestrated political campaign by the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led opposition i

MIRROR CRICKET