Last Updated : 23-08-2014 16:39

 

 
 

Navy intercepts 54 asylum seekers off Mirissa

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A boat carrying 54 people said to be heading to Australia were intercepted by the Navy some six nautical miles off Mirissa.

This brings the total number of asylum seekers arrested so far to 1,643, Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.

The prospective asylum seekers were brought to the Galle Port and will be handed over to the CID for further investigations. (SD)

 
 

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-8+13 # Engineer 2012-09-06 14:26
Sent them to Kayts island prison and detention for 10 years.
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-10+4 # Sorry dot com 2012-09-06 18:29
Someone is desperately trying to tarnish the good image of Sri Lanka
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-1+11 # MagodisThuma 2012-09-07 07:42
Really...? What's our so good image...? !.
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-0+3 # Adrian 2012-09-07 09:56
Going by the number of boats caught, the fees charged by the boat crew must be cheap these days. cheaper than Mihin Lanka rates i guess.
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-0+0 # Dalu Banda 2012-09-08 08:08
instead of earning from kappan, bribes, drugs, thuggery, unethical business etc, this looks like more honorable business venture?
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-0+0 # PureSrilankan 2012-09-08 10:38
Ok I'm not fond of the situ in Sri Lanka at the moment... but wot's with these people who wants to just get the hell out of here?
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