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China deports two Lankans arrested from empty container

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By T.K.G. Kapila

Two Sri Lankans who tried to hide in an empty container on a ship anchored in the Colombo port and escape to Malaysia were deported from China a year after they were arrested.

The two individuals thus deported from China, arrived at the Katunayake Airport this morning.

They were 26 and 39-year-old Tamil nationals.

On January 30, 2023, they had secretly entered an empty container loaded on the 'MV Merks Unicorn' ship anchored at the CICT jetty in the Colombo port to leave for Malaysia.

After the ship arrived in Malaysia, the two were refused entry by the Malaysian government.

Hence, the authorities of the ship finally arrived in China after taking them to a number of other countries where the Chinese authorities arrested the two individuals.

The two deported individuals were sent from China to the Katunayake Airport by SriLankan Airlines flight UL-867 from Shanghai, China.

After their arrival at Katunayake, they were arrested by the Katunayake Airport Criminal Investigation Department's Trade and Smuggling Investigation Division and brought to the main office in the Kirulapana area of Colombo.


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  • CONCERNED Saturday, 24 February 2024 05:21 PM

    HOW ABOUT DEPORTING SOME OF THE EX-CONVICTS THAT ARE LIVING IN THE SOUTH?

    Ahmed Saturday, 24 February 2024 07:54 PM

    no wonder sri lankan passport is one of the worst passports in the world. people like this make visa process hard for genuine travelers from sri lanka. one way to overcome this issue is keeping an interview before issuing a passport. sri lanka should put these people in blacklist when they return to lanka by getting deported from other countries. this way they wont be able to fly back easily to another country.

    Mandayan Sunday, 25 February 2024 05:06 AM

    How they manage their vogue to Malaysia without food, hiding in a container

    OUR IDIOTS JUMPING FROM THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE Sunday, 25 February 2024 01:57 PM

    THEY MUST HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GO TO EUROPE VIA CHINA. I HEAR CHINESE ARE FLEEING THEIR COUNTRY DUE TO PRESENT REPRESSIVE POLITICAL SITUATION IN A BID TO GET ACROSS TO EUROPE IN THE HOPE OF SEEKING ASYLUM


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