New laws needed to face new threat of migration: MS

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Security Council, which met recently, had discussed the importance of drafting new laws to face the growing threats posed by migration apart from implementing existing laws pertaining to emigration and immigration.

He said issues arising from migration had today became one of the key concerns faced by the country which is an island nation with a population of more than 20 million.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the Suhurupaya Administrative Complex in Battaramulla yesterday, the President said he hoped to have Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs Minister S. B. Navinna and officials of the Immigration and Emigration Department present at the next session of the Security Council to discuss the issues the country was facing with regards to migration and to come up with a proper mechanism to tackle them.

“Issues such as migration and the influx of refugees are serious concerns in the world today. The Western world is panicking. Many countries face new challenges because of war and unrest and similar issues facing them. These issues affect us too. Therefore, the ambition, generosity and contributions by everyone is needed in order to face these issues,” he said.

The Registration of Persons Department and the Immigration and Emigration Department which come under the Internal Affairs Ministry’s purview were shifted to the new administrative complex which already houses the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Leo Friday, 30 September 2016 11:21 AM

    Miserable South Indians....

    Shaf Friday, 30 September 2016 11:43 AM

    And miserable Bangladeshi's and chinese...

    ishan Friday, 30 September 2016 02:07 PM

    there is no such thing as free education, we have paid for it through our taxes

    nm Friday, 30 September 2016 04:31 PM

    We paid VAT,NBT for that... It is his or her choice... end of the day better living conditions and good future for their children

    Nimal Friday, 30 September 2016 06:32 PM

    Make our country as good as UK,NZ,AUS and Canada, then people will feel comfortable and happy. Only people who seem to gain are the corrupt politicians who are there for the money and not to serve the country. Look to the future without putting a step back. When out politicians wear the dress suitable to this day and age then we believe that you are sincere

    dickie bird Friday, 30 September 2016 06:33 PM

    Mr. president, who screwed up your brain this time?Biswal ????????????? or Samantha ?? or Kerry?

    Casendra Friday, 30 September 2016 07:08 AM

    Dear President, How do you expect people to live in Sri Lanka when its cheaper to live abroad than living in your home country.

    Ralph Friday, 30 September 2016 08:07 AM

    Who would want to immigrate to Sri Lanka???

    Hitapangmachan Friday, 30 September 2016 08:11 AM

    yes sir correct earlier speech u said politicians n officials they didnt realize before they appoint they r thinking about there pocket implement Gud law to handled them . office hours should be 8-5most of them not working after 3 via DM iOS App

    Citizen Friday, 30 September 2016 09:45 AM

    And not before 9 AM

    Faz Friday, 30 September 2016 10:33 AM

    For those who got free education, if they want to migrate they should charged for the costs inured by the country.Majority of those who migrate go to the uni and get a degree and then go to a western country and work as a checkout girl. This is a crime

    porra122 Friday, 30 September 2016 11:05 AM

    The president is talking about refugees not about professionals .. refugees tarnis our country name in the world ..


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