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France splashes out to deport Sri Lankans from Indian Ocean territory

By Manuel Sanson (Le poulpe.info)
Mayotte, a French département in the Indian Ocean. © Reuters Mayotte, a French département in the Indian Ocean. © Reuters

Authorities in Paris and on France's Indian Ocean overseas département of Mayotte seem set on deterring further Sri Lankan asylum seekers from coming to the impoverished archipelago. Even if, as a series of documents show, the cost to taxpayers of sending that message has been exorbitant. Manuel Sanson from investigative website Le Poulpe reports