Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Australia deports 14 asylum seekers from Sri Lanka

Australia deports 14 asylum seekers from Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police say authorities in Australia have deported 14 asylum seekers who hijacked a Sri Lankan fishing boat and threw its crew into the sea to die.
Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody says the 12 men, a woman and a girl arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday after being deported by Australia and were immediately arrested.
Two of the fishermen were rescued by other ships hours after their boat was hijacked last Tuesday. Three other crew members have not been found. The asylum seekers sailed the fishing boat to Australian waters, where they were seized by authorities.


Updated : 2021-06-16 07:43 GMT+08:00