News Line

    Go to Home Back
Email this to a friend
Printable version
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 05.15 GMT
More asylum seekers transferred to Nauru

 

A group of 25 Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been transferred from Darwin to the detention centre on Nauru, the Australian Immigration Department said.

The group is the latest to be sent to Nauru as part of the Federal Government's offshore processing policy.

Most have been flown from Christmas Island to Nauru, but some have also been taken from detention in Darwin.

The Department says transfers to Nauru will happen regularly as part of the Government's new policy.

The transfer comes after another asylum seeker boat was intercepted west of Christmas Island with 11 people on board yesterday afternoon.
 
 
   
   
  003 SS  
   
   

top

   

Contact Information:: Send mail to priu@presidentsoffice.lk with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: October 23, 2012.

Copyright 2008 Policy Research & Information Unit of the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.