Sri Lankan authorities arrest 13 Tamils fleeing for asylum

At least 13 Tamils,  including 11 men and 2 women between the ages of 21 and 44, were briefly arrested and held by Sri Lankan authorities in the west coastal district of Chilaw under suspicions that they were going to board a boat to Australia, as they fled from the island to seek asylum.

Senaratne Edirinsinghe, Sri Lanka's Chilaw pol....

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