Over 80 Sri Lankans held in Diego Garcia; Foreign Ministry accessing information through missions


COLOMBO (Information 1st); Sri Lanka’s Overseas Ministry mentioned that it’s stories that surfaced about Sri Lankan refugees who’re being held in Diego Garcia, a militarized atoll simply south of the equator within the central Indian Ocean.

A spokesperson for the Overseas Ministry mentioned that info is being obtained by way of the UK Excessive Fee in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Excessive Fee within the UK.

The Overseas Ministry spokesperson mentioned that the group of Sri Lankans have been given a chance to return to the nation on their very own will.

Dozens of migrants have been stranded for months on a tiny British territory within the Indian Ocean after being rescued from their struggling fishing boat, the BBC reported on Sunday (11), including that early one morning in October 2021, a fishing boat was noticed struggling close to the island of Diego Garcia and the 89 individuals on board – Sri Lankan Tamils who mentioned they had been fleeing persecution – weren’t really desiring to land on the island.

In keeping with the BBC they’d deliberate to hunt asylum in Canada, a declare backed up by maps, diary entries and GPS information on board, earlier than tough climate and engine issues pulled them off track.

The group had been detained in Diego Garcia for over 20 months.

Tents beforehand arrange as Covid isolation services for army personnel are getting used as a makeshift migrant camp. Fences encompass the camp, and inside there are primary medical services and a canteen. 

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