200 Sri Lankan refugees stranded in West Africa

- sundaytimes.lk

 In a human smuggling operation gone sour, around 200 Sri Lankan refugee claimants hoping to come to Canada are stranded in West Africa, the BBC reported

The BBC  reports that 200 Sri Lankans  travelled through India and Ethiopia before a smuggler abandoned them in Togo instead of taking them on to Ghana and then Canada.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews speaking to reporters at Parliament Hill in Ottawa said he's aware of the reports but could not confirm them.

"I'm not going to get into any operation details but I can assure you that our agencies work closely with governments around the world in order to stop criminal activities with respect to human smuggling," the Toronto Sun reported.

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