Malaysian police stop boat carrying 131 Sri Lankans to Australia and New Zealand | Australia news

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, destroying an alleged human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi …

Malaysian police intercept tanker carrying Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia, New Zealand

Malaysian police intercept tanker carrying Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia, New Zealand

Updated May 06, 2018 14:37:24 Photo: There were 98 men, 24 women and nine children in the group. (AP: Royal Malaysia Police) Related Story: Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help Related Story: ‘Left to sleep outside with the family Rottweiler’: Maid’s death exposes ‘brutal’ human trafficking …

Sunken British WWII ship SS Sagaing refloated by Sri Lanka’s navy to make room in harbour

Sunken British WWII ship SS Sagaing refloated by Sri Lanka’s navy to make room in harbour

Posted April 01, 2018 13:26:03 Photo: The wreck of the SS Sagaing after it was floated by Sri Lankan Navy divers. (Supplied: Sri Lanka Navy) A World War II British Navy ship sunk off north-east Sri Lanka has been refloated, 75 years after being damaged during a Japanese bombing raid. …

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Updated March 18, 2018 18:48:28 Photo: Buddhist mobs swept through the town of Kandy, burning at least 11 Muslim-owned shops and homes. (AP: Pradeep Pathiran) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed earlier this month after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing the public safety situation, …