Deported Lankan asylum seekers return

24 October 2012 04:49 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Twenty-eight Sri Lankan asylum seekers, who were deported from Britain, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake in a special flight a short while ago. They included 14 Tamils, 9 Sinhalese and 5 Muslim.The CID will record statements from them, Police sources said.

Earlier international media reported that 60 Lankan asylum seekers were to be deported from Britian.

Earlier, the London based Guardian said that the UK high court has ordered that the imminent deportation to Sri Lanka of a number of Tamils be halted amid claims they may be tortured on their return.

Three solicitors' firms have confirmed to the Guardian that a number of their clients had been given last-minute reprieves and would no longer be flown out of the country on a specially chartered UK Border Agency (UKBA) flight that was expected to be leave on Tuesday afternoon. It is understood that a further 10 to 12 firms have also lodged last-minute appeals on behalf of their clients.(Text and Pix by Deepa Adikari)

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  • Neutral Guy Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:45 AM

    One reason why Tamil diaspora is getting lot of funds because these so called asylum seeks were contributing in millions so the war would continue. longer the war continued better for these people, Lot of so called asylum seekers don't care about the Sri Lankan Tamil. And now the war is over they have no way of staying in those countries. So they want to make stories and drag their stay.

    Confused westerner Saturday, 03 November 2012 12:52 AM

    They included 14 Tamils, 9 Sinhalese and 5 Muslim.

    I don't get it how or why do you know their religion?

    citizen Wednesday, 24 October 2012 06:40 AM

    9 Sinhalese & 5 Muslims!!!
    wonder what fear of torture they were claiming???

    kumar Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:12 AM

    Didn't you see that similar number of Sinhalese and Muslims also in the deportees? . Where is your neutrality?

    Kondebandapuchhena Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:44 AM

    Only Money Fear

    Nodrog Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:25 AM

    These people are losers, leave them alone. The slightest excuse will be enough for them to complain of harassment and torture to gain some sympathy.

    Big Ears Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:25 AM

    Back from hell to paradise?


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