Another group of would-be illegal asylum seekers were arrested Matara last night as they were preparing to head to Australia by boat.
The police said that 39 people were arrested from a house from where they were to later make their journey by boat.
Among them were 18 men, seven women and 14 children, the police media unit said today.
Those arrested are residents of Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trincomalee. They are to be produced in court today. (Colombo Gazette)