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Navy thwarts illegal immigration attempt; 30 men arrested in Chilaw

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Thirty persons have been arrested when they attempted migrate to a foreign country illegally by sea during special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard in Samindugama.

The Navy and Coast Guard, during a special operation in Samindugama yesterday managed to nab 14 individuals whom were suspected to have attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea.

The Navy said a man who provided lodging for those suspects was also among the arrested.

During further search, the Navy and Coast Guard arrested 15 more persons who were suspected to be attempted to illegally migrate from the island via sea routes.

The suspects were identified as residents of Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mullaitivu and Puttalam areas.

They were handed over to the Chilaw Police for onward legal action.

 

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  • Sokrates Friday, 14 May 2021 03:17 PM

    The government is responsible for such dangerous boat tours. If there are neither economic nor political reasons to leave this country, nobody will immigrate any more.

    Gnana Friday, 14 May 2021 05:44 PM

    Idiot

    RoaringCreek Friday, 14 May 2021 04:20 PM

    I was under the impression that the migration was towards Sri Lanka. Now we it is the opposite. This shows the deteriorating state of the current economic, Political and social state of Sri Lanka.

    Perera Friday, 14 May 2021 04:31 PM

    Please let those people to leave another country for better life. As well as, this government does not allow people to leave the country, they don't allow expatriates to arrive the country..

    Joshua Saturday, 15 May 2021 08:37 PM

    well done


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