Sri Lanka seeks help from Interpol on Aust-bound trawler

October 25, 2012

Herald Sun on October 23, 2012 released the following:

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SRI Lanka’s police have sought help from Interpol to track down a fishing trawler stolen by its own crew in a bid to illegally transport asylum seekers to Australia.

A magistrate issued arrest warrants against the skipper and 13 others who staged a hijacking last week to try to cover up the theft of the boat and use it in the highly lucrative people-smuggling business, a police statement said on Monday.

“Police today sought the assistance of Interpol to execute the arrest warrants against the 14 individuals involved in the robbery of the trawler on October 14,” the statement said.

Police told the magistrate that the skipper of the trawler had stolen the vessel from its owner before taking on board another 10 people in a suspected journey to Australia.

Two out of the six crewmen who were later found bobbing in the water off the island’s southern coast gave conflicting accounts of the events and are being detained for questioning.

The pair had initially told police that the trawler had been attacked by about 40 suspected illegal immigrants carrying swords, who arrived in four small boats and overpowered the crew.

Police said two other trawlers had also been reported missing off the island’s southern region since October 2 and they too could have been stolen for people-smuggling.

Sri Lankan authorities say they have detained over 1000 people who have tried to leave for Australia illegally this year.

Australia hopes the prospect of years in detention on remote Pacific islands will deter asylum seekers from attempting the dangerous sea voyage, which has cost hundreds of lives over the past decade.

Sri Lankans pay up to $US3000 ($A2925) for a place on trawlers which take around two weeks to make the treacherous crossing to Australia.”

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Sri Lanka seeks Interpol’s help over fishing trawler attack

October 22, 2012

zeenews.india.com on October 22, 2012 released the following:

“Colombo: Sri Lanka Monday sought Interpol’s help to arrest 14 people involved in carrying out an attack on a fishing trawler carrying asylum seekers to Australia.

The police said it has alerted Interpol to seek the arrest of some 14 suspects wanted in connection with the attack.

“Warrants have been issued on 14 suspects having reported the matter to the magistrate’s court in Tangalle”, police spokesman senior superintendent Prishantha Jayakodi said.

A group of five fishermen who sailed off the coast of Devinuwara in the south on October 14 were assaulted by an unknown gang who had dumped them in the sea while fleeing with the trawler.

Two people were rescued but three others are still missing and presumed dead.

Police later said that the hijacking of the trawler was carried out by a group who are involved with human trafficking to Australia on board fishing trawlers.

Sri Lanka Navy had rescued at least two of the fishermen who had been critically injured when found by a merchant vessel.

Since early this year multiple Sri Lankan fishing vessels had carried an influx of asylum seekers to Australia.”

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Sri Lanka teams up with INTERPOL to increase border security

June 11, 2012

ColomboPage.com on June 11, 2012 published the following:

“Jun 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka, in an effort to boost border security and curb illegal migration teamed up with the INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization Monday to launch South Asia’s first Integrated INTERPOL Database Service.

The Sri Lanka Immigration Border Control Systems linked up with INTERPOL to launch the program under the patronage of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today at the Defence Ministry.

The project to prevent illegal immigration and emigration is being jointly implemented by the Department of Immigration and Emigration and the Sri Lanka Police.

According to the Defence Ministry, the system is capable of storing stolen or lost travel documents and nominal information which contains the records of known international criminals with photographs and fingerprints. It can even be used online or offline.

Under the new programme, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has the ability to link live with the data network of INTERPOL and obtain information on all individuals entering and leaving the country.

The service was developed under the directions of the Defence Secretary and funded by the Government of Canada.

Addressing the ceremony, the Defence Secretary has said that this is another step in strengthening the border security and thanked the Government of Canada for funding the project.

Project Manager of International Organization for Migration Shantha Kulasekara introducing the project has said that main aim of the project is linking the data of INTERPOL to the data of the Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration. Through this the Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration officials have the ability to link live with the INTERPOL data of about 32 million lost and missing passports.”

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Canute Siripalan Pieris (a.k.a. Gunnie Pieris) Whom a INTERPOL Red Notice was Issued by the Sri Lankan Courts was Arrested in Chennai Airport

August 29, 2011

DailyMirror.lk on August 30, 2011 released the following:

“By T. Farook Thajudeen.

A suspect on whom a red notice was issued for his arrest allegedly for importing Dionial Chloride to Sri Lanka was under arrest at the Chennai Airport by the Interpol recently.

The CID said they were discussing with the Interpol to bring down the suspect Canute Siripalan Pieris alias Gunnie Pieris on whom a red notice was issued by the Sri Lankan Courts for arrest.

The CID who initiated investigations on an alleged case of importing Dionil Chloride for a factory in Kosgama for the alleged reason of manufacturing toys found that it was imported for the manufacture of a toxic drink.

It was suspected that the chemical was imported to Sri Lanka to be used for chemical weapons to use against the forces during the civil war.

However, later it was found that the chemical had been imported to manufacture a toxic drink. The CID investigations revealed that the king pin behind the entire episode was this suspect and a red notice was issued for the arrest by the courts. In the meantime he was arrested by the Interpol at the Chennai Airport when he attempted to enter India.

Sri Lankan authorities are discussing with the Interpol to bring down the suspect to Sri Lanka to face the charges against the suspect in the Sri Lankan courts.”

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Tackling Cyber Security Threats Focus of INTERPOL Workshop

July 7, 2011

INTERPOL on July 7, 2011 released the following:

“SINGAPORE – National Security Officers, Information Security Officers and other specialist law enforcement officials from 20 countries have taken part in the first INTERPOL Cyber Security Training Workshop.

The two-day meeting (6-7 July) in Singapore brought together experts from both the law enforcement and private sectors to share the latest information and give practical demonstrations of techniques to address cyber security threats and incidents including;

  • trend analysis of cyber attacks
  • practical use of digital forensic tools in cyber security incidents
  • evidence analysis and recovery techniques
  • technical analysis of malware and botnets

Among the trainers were experts from the European Network and Information Security Agency, the McAfee laboratory and the Cyber Defense Institute who outlined potential future risks and their counter measures.

“The Singapore Police Force is delighted to have hosted this training workshop with INTERPOL for the international policing community as part of our efforts in the fight against cybercrime,” said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cheong Chee Ming, Director International Cooperation.

INTERPOL’s Director of Information Systems and Technology, Noboru Nakatani said that with the INTERPOL Global Complex due to open in 2014 in Singapore, the country was an obvious choice to host the first INTERPOL Cyber Security Training Workshop.

”Cybercrime has no borders and as the world’s largest police organization, INTERPOL is ideally placed to ensure that all of our member countries benefit from the widest possible expertise and experience which is what this workshop has provided,” said Mr Nakatani.

The participating countries were: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Ecuador, India, Japan, Jordan, Macao SAR China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda and Zambia.”

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Sri Lanka to Increase Border Vigil with “on-line real-time access” to INTERPOL’s Global Database

June 30, 2011

The Hindu on June 30, 2011 released the following:

“The Sri Lankan government plans to establish a Migration Intelligence Unit and a National Stolen and Lost Travel Document Passport database with “on-line real-time access” to Interpol’s global database to enhance Sri Lanka’s border security, strengthening its counter terrorism capacity.

The government website said the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) initiated the project under the directions of the Defence Ministry. The government will implement the project by the end of this year. “The Interpol database services will be integrated with Sri Lanka’s immigration information system through the National Central Bureau,” said Migration Management Head Shantha Kulasekara. He said with the implementation of this project the Immigration Border Control System will be able to instantly access the Interpol database services, which has over 20 million data on lost passports and related documents.

The decision came on Thursday at the end of a two-day workshop. Participants included senior officials from the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Immigration and Emigration, the Criminal Investigation Department and the State Intelligence Service.

The workshop was a component of a Canada-funded project to support Sri Lanka’s border security by strengthening its capacity to collect, analyse and share immigration intelligence. It is part of a global Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building programme established by the government of Canada.

“This project will contribute to increase collaboration on border security and border management…Canada is pleased to assist in strengthening existing border control mechanisms to bolster Sri Lanka’s counter-terrorism capacity,” Canadian High Commissioner Bruce Levy told the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website.”

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