Australia Hands over 41 Asylum Seekers to Sri Lanka

Australia Hands over 41 Asylum Seekers to Sri Lanka

Rights groups had raised concerns that some 200 Sri Lankans may have been handed over, including Tamils who say they face persecution at home, BBC reported.
The government did not comment on other possible cases, saying everyone was subject to "enhanced screening" to ensure compliance with Australia's international obligations.
This is the first time the government has confirmed it has intercepted people at sea, screened them and returned them to their country of origin.

Source: BBC