SL Navy arrests Australia bound illegal migrants

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 16:08

Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 67 people attempting to illegally leave for Australia by boat, taking the number of such arrests to over 400 in the last 10 days.

The Naval spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said 54 Tamils and 13 Sinhalese were arrested off the west coast region of Wennappuwa yesterday.
Since July 10, the tally of illegal migrants to Australia has now crossed the 400 mark, authorities said.
The incidents continue to occur despite measures put in place by the local authorities to try and stop the scam.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 16:08
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