9 individuals who attempted to illegally enter Australia, arrived in Sri Lanka today, after they were deported. They are residents of Jaffna, Vavuniya, and areas of the North and East. The group were handed over to the CID, by Immigration and Emigration Department officials at the airport.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Navy has taken into custody a boat carrying 90 individuals attempting to migrate illegally. They were intercepted, off the western coast of Negombo.