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39 illegal asylum seekers netted in Matara

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A group of 39 people were taken into custody from a house in the Kanattagoda police area in Matara while they were getting ready to flee to Australia illegally as asylum seekers last night, police said.

Eighteen men, seven women and 14 children were among the suspects and they were from Jaffna, Batticaloa, and Trincomalee areas.
The suspects are to be produced before the Matara Magistrate’s court today, police said.


  Comments - 7

  • abilick Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Mr US ambassador their right of sea voyage is being violated. pls assist. via DM Android App

    N K Ratnam Friday, 02 August 2013 05:27 PM

    Chased away from their land and coastal villages, driven away from their only livelihood. Their only "hope" of feeding their children appears to be to escape to an unknown world. Shame on the rulers of this land.

    rw Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:00 AM

    greedeyness . via DM Android App

    Kingsley Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    People from Noori estate perhaps? via DM Android App

    DeSelva Friday, 02 August 2013 02:42 PM

    are these guys from Weliweriya?

    Indi Sunday, 04 August 2013 01:30 AM

    I think they are happy to go to Papua New Guinea.

    Abdul Friday, 02 August 2013 11:34 AM

    how come these guys are still going to aussie by boat ? i think human smugglers are not telling them they gonna endup in papua new guinea. we need to do a mass campaign and educate people here. TV ads dont work anymore. lack of education makes them fall in to traps like this. i assume they dont even know where on earth is papua new guniea and what sort of life people have there.


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