Dec 01, 2018

Of the illegal Australian migrants 1/5th from Sri Lanka Featured

During the past five years, of the immigrants who had entered Australia illegally seeking political asylum, 1/5th are Sri Lankans, according to an Australian High Commission Spokesman.

From 2013 on 34 occassions 827 persons had attempted to enter Australia by sea, seeking political asylum. Out of this number 166 have been confirmed to be Sri Lankans.

Currently, all illegal sea routes to Australia have been stopped and during this period of 78 attempts to enter Australia illegally, 2,525 persons on illegal boats had been turned back while 614 of them had been arrested.