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Sri Lanka nabs Indian fishing vessel with Myanmar refugees

Sri Lankan coast guards have caught an Indian fishing boat and arrested 32 foreign nationals including refugees from Myanmar, authorities said today.

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Updated: Apr 30, 2017, 06:36 PM IST

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Sri Lankan coast guards have caught an Indian fishing boat and arrested 32 foreign nationals including refugees from Myanmar, authorities said today.

The foreigners include 30 Myanmarese nationals including 14 children and two Indians.

They were arrested off the coast of Kankesanturai in the country's northern Jaffna peninsula, Navy said.

"Sri Lankan coast guards were observing the International Maritime Boundary Line. They found this Indian fishing boat with unusually large group of people," Navy spokesman Chaminda Walakuluge said.

The boat was carrying Myanmar refugees who had fled to India four years ago due to clashes in Myanmar.

 

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