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Turning boats back works: Sri Lankan envoy

Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Australia says turning boats back to his country will deter asylum seekers from making the journey to Australia.
Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe says asylum seekers will be forced to find other ways of getting to Australia if their boats are prevented from leaving Sri Lankan waters.
“Turning the boats around will deter people,” he told ABC Radio on Monday.

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Sayura receives hero’s welcome after sinking LTTE vessel

By Shamindra Ferdinando

The sinking of the LTTE owned MV Koimer in early Mach 2003 during the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) has been the navy’s first major successful operation on the high seas, though it never received the coverage it really deserved.

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SPUR Victoria donates funds for “Abimansala”

Mr. Jayampathy Unanteene, the former President of SPUR –Victoria is seen here handing over a cheque to Mrs. Majulika Jayasuriya, the President of Seva Vanitha Unit of Sri Lanka Army as a donation to Abimansala on 18th June 2012 in memory of the war heroes of SL defence forces who...

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Navy nab another 109 Australia bound illegals

Another 109 Australia bound illegal migrants were arrested by the Navy in the seas off Kalkudah on Saturday. The Navy’s fast patrol craft intercepted the fishing trawler named Sewwandi Duwa, which was carrying the illegal migrants, 25 nautical miles of Kalkudah, making it the third such arrest in the Eastern...