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A boatload of asylum seekers which mostly include Sri Lankans have arrived in Australian territory according to Australian media reports. The boat came ashore at the Cocos Islands, about halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka.

81 passengers and crew were on the boat and it's believed most are Sri Lankans. They'll be taken to Christmas Island for processing. The Cocos Islands are home to just 600 people and it's understood they're struggling to cope with the arrivals. (Courtesy; Skynews)


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  • Southern boy Saturday, 23 April 2011 10:06 PM

    One of the most lucrative LTTE trades is transporting bogus asylum seekers.

    Tissa Prerera Sunday, 24 April 2011 04:39 AM

    UN report speaks itself for tamils in Srilanka

    Shan Sunday, 24 April 2011 06:13 AM

    How do you know they are Tamil, did you help organize the trip?

    Victor Perera Sunday, 24 April 2011 06:15 AM

    Interesting read.. Why People Leave Lanka?

    tharaka Sunday, 24 April 2011 08:43 AM

    Under Rajapakhshe govt,even Sinhalese have become impoverished refugees.Thats why they flee lanka,searching for better jobs and lifestyle.

    bada uda gemmba Sunday, 24 April 2011 08:56 AM

    Are you surprised????

    nagulendran Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:38 AM

    Cant they go to India which is 30min away if their life are so threatened?...This just shows they are bogus economic refugees.....

    bada uda gemmba Monday, 25 April 2011 07:37 PM

    Return to sender!!
    Back to where they came from.

    Rohan Kariyawasam Tuesday, 26 April 2011 12:27 AM

    You guys hept electing him one election after another and compliaining now


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