Another 23 Sri Lankans deported from Australia after reaching its shores illegally in a fishing boat have returned to the country.
The group had left for Australia on the 27th of May from Wennappuwa.
The group that was deported from the Christmas Island includes 22 males and a female.
They are residents of Negombo, Koswadiya and Mutur.
The Lankans were taken to the Christmas Island yesterday, after Australian Border Force officials intercepted their boat closer to the mainland.
The group arrived at around 3.50am at the Bandaranaike International Airport and has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations.
Meanwhile, last week another 41 Sri Lankans who were deported from Australia arrived at the BIA.