Police question 28 Lankans deported from UK

The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today recorded statements from 28 failed Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were deported from Britain.

According to our reporter at the airport the 28 Sri Lankans arrived onboard a chartered flight from Britain and were accompanied by security officers from the UK Border Agency.

Officials at the airport said that there were a few Sinhalese nationals among the deportees who arrived this morning.

A group of around 60 Sri Lankans were initially schedule to be deported from Britain but some of them had their deportation orders stayed by a British court.

Most of those who were being deported had sought asylum in England on the claim that they faced abuse in Sri Lanka.