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A people-smuggling charge has been dropped against a Sri Lankan man accused of attempting to assist a fellow countryman to travel from Indonesia to Australia by boat, the Australian reported on Thursday.

Jasothiran Shellakandu, 35, had appeared in the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court on Thursday where commonwealth prosecutors tendered no evidence on a charge of taking part in bringing a non-citizen to Australia between 2009 and 2013.

Shellakandu had been arrested in October last year and an earlier court appearance was told he was living in Adelaide on a humanitarian visa and feared being persecuted as a Tamil Tiger if he returned to Sri Lanka.

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  • jolly bird Friday, 22 April 2016 02:12 PM

    THE CAUSE FOR ALL SUCH INCIDENTS OCCURANCE IS SUPPLY ING TOO MANY VEHICLES FOR MINISTERS. via DM Android App

    Independent Friday, 22 April 2016 02:12 PM

    Feared of persecution so let's us stay in SL that's what these illegal migrants tell to migrate to Australia for better life.

    Sheri Friday, 22 April 2016 02:45 PM

    These cunny economic migrants use an absurd excuse of being prosecuted if they return to Sri Lanka. OZ, keep a tab on him.

    WH Friday, 22 April 2016 02:48 PM

    ITS FUNNY IF YOU WANT TO GET CLOSER TO MR PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID IN YOUR POCKET.ANOTHER MAY DAY PUBLICITY GIMMICK. via DM Android App


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