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Australian authorities have rescued 32 suspected Sri Lankan asylum seekers after their boat crashed on to rocks off the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The boat had crashed on the Australian territory, halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka, on Saturday night. The boat is believed to have set out from Sri Lanka, Seven Network reports.

"Either they've tried to beach and they've stuffed the boat up or the boat was stuffed up before they tried to beach," Cocos Club President John Clunies-Ross told Seven.

Mr Clunies-Ross said his pub had been converted into emergency accommodation for the boat's passengers."We're basically left with people stealing my pub every time they need something," he said.

The passengers are being transferred to Christmas Island, closer to Western Australia, where they will undergo initial security, health and identity checks.
The boat was the third suspected asylum seeker vessel intercepted in Australian waters on Saturday.(Herald Sun)

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  • milinda Sunday, 10 June 2012 09:58 AM

    Australia Please take these boat people people and help them to set up an Elam in Christmas Island . This move help Sri lanka to get rid of Terrorist and make our nation a trouble free one.

    Kondeybendapucheena Sunday, 10 June 2012 10:19 AM

    Srilanka found this export is very profitable

    Jayasekara Sunday, 10 June 2012 10:21 AM

    When the country can not give future prospects this happens the SL government at least should look other way so people make there own arrangement for better future only fault they made was to bone in this country in this age and time. All the best for all boat people

    chandi Sunday, 10 June 2012 10:35 AM

    u r a very jealously ungentle man wishing u were in that boat

    Nodrog Sunday, 10 June 2012 10:38 AM

    There are millions gainfully employed and living reasonably well here because they are willing work hard. These boat people are just looking for the easy way out.

    Raj Sunday, 10 June 2012 02:35 PM

    Yes...they are a lazy bunch....

    Shiva Monday, 11 June 2012 06:10 AM

    Australia, Please take this people to set up as "Sinhala Christmas Island".than Lanka will be freedom soon.

    THE UNDERTAKER Monday, 11 June 2012 07:47 AM

    THANK GOD - SRI LANKA IS SURROUNDED BY SEA -OTHERWISE ALL PEOPLE WOULD HVE GONE


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