23 Sri Lankans deported from Australia

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The Coastal Police of Australia apprehended 23 Sri Lankans who had been illegally travelling to Australia on a multi-day trawler. They were taken to Christmas Island before being deported to Katunayake on 20 June.

Police said the Sri Lankans had set sail for Australia on 27 May from the Koswadiya area in Wennappuwa. One of them was a woman and residents of Koswadiya, Negombo, and Muttur.

The group had been deported to Colombo via an Australian flight and arrived at the BIA last morning. They were handed over to the CID stationed at the BIA for further inquiries.

BY T. K. G. Kapila – Katunayake