Navy detains another 64 people attempting to migrate by boat

The Navy has detained another 64 people attempting to migrate by boat, the Navy media unit said.

The illegal migrants were detained during a special operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in the eastern seas this morning (15th June 2022).

A fast attack craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command intercepted the local fishing trawler during a patrol off Trincomalee.

Upon being searched, the Navy apprehended 64 persons, believed to be illegal immigrants heading to a foreign country by.

Among the apprehended individuals were 50 males including 07 persons involved in the racket, 11 females and 03 children, who were aged 02 to 55 years.

The suspects are residents of Trincomalee, Mullaitivu and Jaffna.

A number of people have been arrested over the past few days while attempting to migrate using the sea route. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. The Liberal Party and Murdoch media are publishing victory stories about the Murugappan family, in order to encourage the boat people from Sri Lanka and other developing countries. So they can use the boat people against the Labor government to win the next election under ‘weak border control’

    A clear message has been delivered to the Australian Foreign Minister. I have posted the following messages on the Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s Facebook account.

    I urge to deal with your citizens immediately, or you will be sorry.

    You are giving hero’s welcome to unskilled refugees but isolating talented Australians. ‘The Murugappan family have been pictured at Brisbane Airport as they make the last leg of their journey back to Biloela, where locals are preparing a hero’s welcome.’

    On top of my Australian postgraduate studies I spent most of my time in libraries. But I am isolated. You will be sorry, if you continue to insult my knowledge. I am in an open air prison and Julian Assange is still in a maximum security prison in the UK.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=398221082338670&id=100064523449860&sfnsn=mo

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