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Colombo: French authorities have sent back group of Lankans detained for illegally entering the Reunion Island, a French colony in the Indian Ocean. They were, brought back under the protection of French authorities.
On January 26th, the owner of a multi-day fishing boat had filed a complaint with the Negombo Police. He claimed that his boat which set off to sea on January 9th had gone missing. The fishing boat was named “Ve Prashansa”.
Skipper of the boat had charged between Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 1 million each to smuggle a group of 70 people to Reunion Island, a French colony in the Indian Ocean investigation have revealed. The boat had reached the island on February 5th. There were 05 children and 08 women among 70 detainees.