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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 - 8:30
41 asylum seekers arrested en route to Australia
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The Navy have arrested 41 asylum seekers on board a multi-day fishing vessel off the coast of Batticaloa yesterday.

The asylum seekers included 36 men, 3 women and 2 children.

The navy had inspected the suspect vessel which was en route to Australia.

This is the 5th vessel carrying asylum seekers attempting to enter Australia illegally since last week.

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