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16 May 2013 05:17 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A group of 42 suspected illegal immigrants staying at a lodge to leave for Australia was arrested by the Chilaw police in the early hours of last morning. The group included 28 men, five women and nine children.

Police said that they were members of four families from Jaffna and Gurunagar areas. “They were waiting for the arrival of a multi-day trawler to the Negombo fishery harbour,” a Police spokeman said.

Police said that the ‘agent’ had charged from Rs.500,000 to Rs.1 million from them for the trip. (Pix and text by Augustine Fernando)

  Comments - 6

  • roshan Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:40 AM

    do we have the same right in a place called Jaffna?

    Kaleel Cader Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:41 AM

    You have to go for head treatment in Australia mate! Julia will give you a head massage too! good luck sick boy!!

    Ravan power Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:00 AM

    poor people. via DM Android App

    papadam Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:32 AM

    May god help them , we have no right to stop anyone from going to any country they wish , no one owns any country , we all share a common ownership of the earth and should have the ability to travel freely wherever our hearts desire !

    Abdul Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:25 AM

    try saying this in Australia

    thoughtful guy Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:56 PM

    Are you a martian?? Try to promote your bright ideas in western countries see the result.

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