Order issued by Mallakam court over Rohingya Muslims migrant boat

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 - 9:44


Mallakam Court has issued an order to consult the attorney general regarding the Rohingya Muslims who were taken into Sri Lanka Navy’s custody while on a migrant boat, and to report to the court in order to proceed with next steps.

Mallakam Magistrate T.Karunakaran further ordered to keep the migrants in custody until 16th this month and to conduct medical checkups on them through the Forensic Physician.

Moreover, the Magistrate ordered to check whether the Mirihana detention camp is fully fledged with necessary comforts required to stay.

Currently, they have been directed to Jaffna prison.

This migrant boat was detained by Sri Lanka Navy on last 30th when it was 12 miles away from Kankasanthurai beach.

30 of the group are Burmese while 2 others are Indians.

16 children are also there among the 30 Burmese.

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