Reunion island on alert for illegal SL vessel

The Reunion island is on alert as media reports have stated that suspected migrants were arriving by boat from Sri Lanka.

Authorities on Reunion island were alerted by the Sri Lankan authorities saying that a boat of migrants left Sri Lanka on July 12 and could be making its way towards the island.

However, the authorities say they have no trace of the boat as of yet so are unsure in which direction it was heading.