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“By South Asia correspondent Michael Edwards

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers deported from Australia has reportedly been arrested in Colombo.

The 32 men were flown back to Colombo after seeking asylum on Christmas Island.

Sri Lankan media is reporting that a number of the latest group of returnees were arrested when they arrived at Colombo’s airport.

It is believed most were released on bail soon after.

More than 200 Sri Lankans have been forcibly returned since Australia’s ruling Labor party reintroduced off-shore processing, while another 92 have returned voluntarily.”