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At least 51 people were arrested in Negombo this morning for allegedly trying to illegally migrate to Australia, the Navy said.

31of them travelling in a boat were arrested 10 nautical miles away from the shore while 20 were arrested while waiting on the shores for another boat to pick them up.

Navy Spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said they are from Trincomalee, Point Pedro, Negombo, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, and Mannar, and persons arrested are now in Mutwal harbour and will be handed over to Criminal investigation department (CID) for further investigations. (Sanath Desmond)

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  • raj Saturday, 28 July 2012 03:38 PM

    during the second worlld war, jewsih were deported to Nazi Germany. Now Jewish remember those who were executed upon return.

    Michael Saturday, 28 July 2012 09:21 PM

    Koheda yanne malle poll....what nonsense are U talking...!!!

    Robert K Saturday, 11 August 2012 09:05 PM

    As an Australinan I do not want tamils coming to my country. They should go to Tamil Nadu


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