13 illegal SL migrants deported from Australia

2019-08-16 at 12:02

13 Sri Lankans who illegally travelled to Australia have returned to the island after being deported.

NewsRadio airport correspondent said the group was accompanied by Australian security officials on a special aircraft that reached the island this morning.

The thirteen had left Sri Lanka via boat from Chilaw.

The group was handed over to Immigration and Emigration officials upon their arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport and were subsequently handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department for further investigations.