21 Oct 2012

Four asylum seekers to return home

5:06 am on 21 October 2012

Four Sri Lankan men detained in Nauru will return home after deciding not to seek asylum in Australia.

The Department of Immigration said on Saturday they arrived after 13 August and were therefore subject to transfer to a regional processing centre.

AAP reports the total number of Sri Lankans who have asked to return to their country in 2012 is now 79, including 47 since the department began transferring people to Nauru.