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Malaysia releases detained Sri Lankans

Aug 16, 2010 4:23:46 AM - itnnews.lk

62 Sri Lankans who were in custody in Malaysia have been released.

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Malaysia said 76 Sri Lankans had been in custody. They were arrested in April. Inquiries revealed that they had come to Malaysia with the intention of escaping to a European country.

Sri Lankan High Commissioner D.B. Ranasinghe said necessary initiatives will be taken to seek the release of the remaining Sri Lankans in custody.