– Daily Mirror-26.10.09
The government has warned that stern action will be taken against any group or individual involved in human smuggling. State television quoted Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe as saying the defence establishments have been placed on alert to crack down on such operations.
Minister Smarasingha told state TV that human smuggling involving Sri Lankans has tarnished the image of the country and steps will be taken to prosecute all those involved in such activities. (ER)