Relatives of Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia wait outside the magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle on July 8, 2014. (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)
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A Sri Lankan court has released dozens of asylum-seekers who were detained after Australia intercepted their boat and sent them back to their home country.Five alleged traffickers, including a Sri Lankan policeman, who were among the 41 people were still being held. Morrison arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday for talks and the commissioning of two Australian patrol vessels given to Sri Lanka for surveillance against illegal migration.The Australian government promised at a hearing Tuesday not to hand over another group of asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka without three days' notice following a court challenge and uproar from human rights groups.Sri Lanka has arrested at least 4,300 people trying to migrate to Australia since 2009, according to the Sri Lankan navy.
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