Asylum seeker boat intercepted by Sri Lankan Navy: Dutton

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Type Web Page Author political reporter Stephanie Author erson URL Rights Date 2016-04-21T11:45:14+1000 Accessed 2016-04-21 12:56:16 Website Type Text Language en-AU Abstract Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed an asylum seeker boat en route to Australia has been stopped by the Sri Lankan Navy. Key points: Mr Dutton said the boat was turned back before it reached international waters Six adults and three children on the boat have since been handed to Sri Lankan police 44-year-old Iraqi man sentenced to 10 years’ jail in WA for people smuggling The Navy reported that six adults and three children were onboard the boat when it was stopped on April 19 in the waters west of Negambo. The passengers – five men, one woman, two boys and one girl – have since been handed over to police for further investigations. Mr Dutton told 2GB radio the boat had left a Sri Lankan port, but was stopped before it reached international waters. “The Sri Lankan Navy intercepted that boat, turned it around and took them back to shore,” he said. “It just shows you that the people are still there … We’re dealing with these on-water matters all the time.” Website Title ABC News Short Title Asylum seeker boat intercepted by Sri Lankan Navy

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