Deported Lankans never mistreated

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While claiming that the British government does not accept that all Tamil asylum seekers are in need of international protection, British Immigration Minister Damian Green said there is no evidence that those previously deported Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Sri Lanka have been mistreated by the Sri Lankan authorities.

MP Green told the British House Commons,” the UK Border Agency does not routinely monitor the treatment of individual failed asylum seekers who return to their home country. We believe that the best way to avoid ill-treatment is to make sure that we do not return those who are at risk. We do this by ensuring that trained caseworkers make the right decisions based on the circumstances of each individual case and by providing a right of appeal to the independent courts.”

He also stated that the UK Border Agency carefully considers all asylum claims and human rights claims including those from Tamils on their individual merits in accordance with UK international obligations against the background of the latest available country information.

“We do not accept that all Tamil asylum seekers are in need of international protection. This view has been endorsed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of NA v. UK 2008. An Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Country Guidance case in October 2009 agreed with the European Court and affirmed that in some cases there is a reduced the risk to Tamils than previous case law had identified,” MP Green said.

According to MP Green, if an applicant demonstrates a need for international protection, asylum is granted. If their application is refused, they have a right of appeal to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Unified Tribunal framework. “In this way we ensure that we provide protection to those asylum seekers who need it,” he said.

“The protection needs of individual asylum seekers are assessed on an individual basis and are based on the risk they would face on return to their country of origin now, not on risks they may have faced in the past,” he added.

Meanwhile, Secretaries Of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs William Hague told the House of Commons that his government welcomed the publication of the UN Panel’s Report and encourage Sri Lanka to act on the report's recommendations to lead to a process of accountability. The Report suggests that both the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were involved in potential violations of international law.

The MP also said that his government make it clear that Sri Lanka needs to address the allegations of war crimes and that we expect to see progress on this by the end of the year. “If the Sri Lankan Government does not respond, we will support the international community in revisiting all options available to press the Sri Lankan Government to fulfil its obligations,” he said. (Daily MIrror online)

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  • Geenee Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:09 AM

    Do Britain allow that for you? :P ill talks!

    Guru Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:14 AM

    Have you checked where they are now?? Have they reavhed their families? Have the family members confirmed their arrival? Check all dertails before talking.

    truthly Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:43 AM

    The Rajapaksa regime didn,t pass the bill, right to infomation.

    skull Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:01 AM

    yeah keep all the criminals and LTTErs in UK ( those who are at risk) and send in the innocent ones...thanks for helping out UK

    jacoob Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:03 AM

    ANSWER IS c4

    JJK Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:02 AM

    we come as tourists anyway but the deported ones try to open bank ac in different names criminal activity also lot of them over stayed on there visa-just get on with it

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:48 AM

    Of course, yes, just take KP as an example: he is living in luxury as a guest of the government.

    Nobee Perera Friday, 24 June 2011 03:28 AM

    UK AND EU COUNTRIES NEED ASIANS TO BE THEIR SLAVES AND WANT THEM TO DO MENIAC JOBS. UK AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE RACISTS COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD. THEY PREACHING SOMETHING AND DOING SOME THING.

    Minister Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:02 AM

    Just inquire and see if KP who was also said to have deported from a country mistreated here?

    freehit Thursday, 23 June 2011 05:03 PM

    Who do you think we are, Damian, barbarians like LTTE ers ? Come out with the truth, man. Tamil ex-pats have a decisive vote in some of your constituencies, and you are ready to go down on your knees to please them. Well, the ' tail ' can really wag the ' dog ', it seems. You are welcome to keep 'em all, Damian, and have fun !

    Konde Bendapuchhena Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:09 AM

    That is the truth

    Dushantha Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:27 AM

    Why we have to mistreat them as they are Sri Lankans

    udaya Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:45 AM

    the poor tamil asylum seekers would have probably gotton more mistreated in Britain than in SL

    jacoob Thursday, 23 June 2011 06:56 PM

    We have a culture of looking after goats very well before offering in the sacrifice stage.. KP eat , drink and dance well now when you can..

    Chandra Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:09 AM

    Our wish is keep LTTE'r in UK and send innocent to SL. There will not be any problem

    vignesh Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:14 AM

    Must be mistreat Tamil before otherwise they don't use this word as not mistreat now .accept fact move on.

    Ezhilini Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:12 AM

    First, tell us, where are they now? Guess, mobile phones are not allowed with soldiers to the place whrer they are kept.

    Anton Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:27 AM

    You better come and see

    Ravi-Mannar Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:35 AM

    Please do all not to forget 1956,57,83 & 2009 up today and who comend above come to north and east not to visit with your army visit the villages to know the truth ..

    YP Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:35 AM

    Yes played by all; India, UK and other western countries but poor fellas don't understand that LOL

    Guru Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:13 AM

    Are you sure, don't be mislead.


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