The Canadian Press

1986-08-12 | Tamil Boat People

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On August 11, 1985, 155 Sri Lankan Tamils were found adrift in life rafts in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland. The Tamils said their voyage started in India. But later admitted they paid about three thousand dollars to be brought to Canada from Germany in a freighter. Felix Dobbin was the skipper of one of the three vessels that first made contact with the Tamils.

Date: 1986-08-12
Placeline: O'DONNELLS, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

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