Suspected Rohingya Muslims detained by coast guard

Walakuluge told the Colombo Gazette that there were seven women and 16 children below the age of nine, including a 15 day old child and four month old child on the boat. More than 1 million Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in Myanmar‘s Rakhine State, where many in the Buddhist majority consider them interlopers from Bangladesh. (Colombo Gazette) He said that two Indians were also arrested. The coast guard detained 32 suspected Rohingya Muslims who fled India by boat, Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Chandima Walakuluge said.He said the boat was detained in the Northern seas and was brought ashore to Kankesanthurai (KKS). read more