Two Indian nationals were among a group of 53 people bound for Australia arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, police said today.
Additionally, the police s Colombo Fraud Bureau had arrested 119 people. All were in the process of leaving for Australia through illegal means.
This has shown that Sri Lanka has become a centre for illegal migration scams , Rohana said adding that mostly the minority Tamil and Muslim community youth have fallen victim of the scams.
During surprise checks at lodges in Valasaravakkam, police on Tuesday caught three Sri Lankan Tamils with fake passports. They revealed during interrogation that they were about to fly to France with the help of two agents who also helped them get the fake passports, police officers said.
Residents of Australia s remote Cocos Islands say an upsurge in asylum seeker arrivals is putting a strain on their community s resources.
135 asylum seekers have arrived there in the last four weeks. That s enough to more than double the number of people on the main island.
Tamil groups in Australia say that s a ridiculous proposition
ctru jangee's boat business doing very well
Edited By - megashane - 13 Jun 2012 10:58:46 GMT