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Dozens ship migrants segregated in Kandy

Sep 1, 2010 4:18:44 AM - itnnews.lk

More than three dozen Tamil migrants have been segregated from 492 others who arrived by boat for questioning by police on suspicion of being linked to the Tamil tigers, or other inadmissible groups, including war criminals.

Those held in “segregation” at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre, in B.C., include the skipper of the MV Sun Sea, Kamalraj Kandasamy, ” his 24-man crew and about a dozen migrants who arrived ON Aug. 13TH off the coast of B.C. after a 90-day trip from Thailand. Police said the suspects are being interviewed and undergoing extensive background on suspicion of alien smuggling, being members of the Tamil Tigers terrorist group, a Sri Lankan paramilitary group or for taking part in crimes against humanity. Police said several men were moved to a segregation unit because they were “threatening or intimidating” other migrants.