Sixteen Sri Lankans deported from Australia were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by the Crime Investigation Division (CID) in Katunayake when they were returning, Police Media Unit said. “All of them were males,” Police Media Unit sources added.
According to the CID they had allegedly gone to Australia by boat in 2012.
The suspects are residents of Valachchenai, Udappuwa, Batticaloa, Chillaw, Wennappuwa, Kalawanchikudi, Adimuneyi, Arachchikattuwa and Negambo.
They are to be produced before the Negambo Magistrate and the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in Katunayake are carrying out further investigations.