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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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  • MagodisThuma Friday, 07 September 2012 02:12 AM

    Really...? What's our so good image...? !.

    Dalu Banda Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:38 AM

    instead of earning from kappan, bribes, drugs, thuggery, unethical business etc, this looks like more honorable business venture?

    Engineer Thursday, 06 September 2012 08:56 AM

    Sent them to Kayts island prison and detention for 10 years.

    Adrian Friday, 07 September 2012 04:26 AM

    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.

    PureSrilankan Saturday, 08 September 2012 05:08 AM

    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?

    Sorry dot com Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:59 PM

    Someone is desperately trying to tarnish the good image of Sri Lanka


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