Bail granted for most Sri Lankan migrants returned by Australia

A Sri Lankan court granted bail to 27 of 41 migrants who were returned to the country by Australia after a controversial mid-sea transfer, with one of them slamming Canberra for its lack of human rights.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 08, 2014, 13:38 PM IST

Galle: A Sri Lankan court granted bail to 27 of 41 migrants who were returned to the country by Australia after a controversial mid-sea transfer, with one of them slamming Canberra for its lack of human rights.

As anxious relatives waited outside the colonial-era court building in the southern city of Galle, a magistrate remanded five others in the group for another two weeks in custody and discharged nine children.