Australia, Sri Lanka sign MoU to counter people smuggling

Australia, Sri Lanka sign MoU to counter people smuggling

Written by Keshala Dias

06 Sep, 2017 | 9:41 pm

Australia and Sri Lanka signed a MoU today, which enables even closer cooperation between the two countries on countering people smuggling.

The MoU was signed at a ceremony in Canberra by Sri Lankan Secretary for Defence, Kapila Waidyaratne, and Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary, Michael Pezzullo.

The MoU will facilitate the return to Sri Lanka of people who are involved in people smuggling activities. It also paves the way for enhanced information sharing on methods for tracking, intercepting and investigating people smugglers.

The agreement will also see further cooperation between the two nations on stopping the movement of illicit goods and targeting money laundering, and proceeds of crime.

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