A couple of days ago we covered the speculation concerning the fate of two boats containing Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers that had reportedly been intercepted at sea. Reports from the media suggested that the people on board both boats had their applications for asylum processed via videolink, and were asked a grand total of four questions before their case was rejected and both boat’s occupants subsequently handed over to the Sri Lankan Navy. Today, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison confirms those reports for one of the boats, with the fate of the second boat still bewilderingly not known.
Handing AS back to SL navy at sea redolent off handing Jews to Nazis in 1930s
— Malcolm Fraser (@MalcolmFraser12) July 4, 2014