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The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship says 41 visas have been granted to asylum seekers, including eight refugees from Sri Lanka, found to be eligible for Australian protection under the refugee convention, ABC News reported.

The visas of 36 men and one woman, who are currently on Christmas Island, will come into effect today. Eight of the refugees are from Sri Lanka, 27 are from Afghanistan, and two are from other countries.

A family of four is also being transferred from Christmas Island to transit accommodation in Melbourne while their immigration processing continues.

A department spokesman said 12 Indonesian crew members are also being transferred from Christmas Island to Darwin while Australian Federal Police investigations continue into alleged people smuggling.

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  • Friday, 02 April 2010 05:37 AM

    Easy way to get a PR.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 05:51 AM

    This will encourage more to go illegally towards Australia and claim refugee status. Stupid international laws without sending them back.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 01:15 PM

    India to take over empty land? Even Maldives will think twice if all Sri Lanka migrate to Australia.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:52 AM

    Encouraging More Boat People to go,Mr.Rudd over to you

    Friday, 02 April 2010 07:15 AM

    Potential recruits to LTTE activists in Australia.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 07:47 AM

    GOSL- BETTER SEND ALL SRI LANKAN TO AUSTRALIA AND ASK INDIA TO TAKOVER SRI LANKA

    Friday, 02 April 2010 08:21 AM

    If eligible, they must be allowed no matter what country or cast they are.
    Until affected, no one willing to see their (refugees) endless difficulties.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 08:21 AM

    You ppl trying to tighten up all the legal migration, students etc.. which even bring currency to your country,but encourage refugees to come on board,what a bullshit country australia is now.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 08:52 AM

    Protection from what? Time we fully aligned ourselves with the Asian bloc including China & India and ask the Western bloc including Australia (which mentally thinks it is in the west) to go fly a kite. The Caucasians still think they rule the world.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 02:30 AM

    ammata siri...... arva... dunna

    Friday, 02 April 2010 02:46 AM

    Australia is doing huge mistake giving Tamils an asylum in their midst. This race is most crude race in human society with huge ego and ultra-nationalism would never ever wants to assimilate like others in Australia. That's the absolute truth about this unfortunate people who have no brotherly love to others. Tamils are generally highly aggressive and selfish race wihtout any grace or compassion to others. This attitude of Tamils has vividly shown in their host country like Sri Lanka. They are proverbial camel who gets into Arab tent.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 03:21 AM

    It seems that they have high deman for Janitors ,

    Friday, 02 April 2010 03:49 AM

    I am waiting to see Australia learns a bitter lesson for aiding and abetting the so called terror supporting beggers.Those people are ungreatfull to their motherland and you cannot expect them to be good citizen in Australia.You Australia will see the consequenses very soon.India too helped them and those poor indian citizen too faced the ugly side of it."Every action has a reaction"

    Friday, 02 April 2010 04:06 AM

    i'm gonna try too...

    Friday, 02 April 2010 04:12 AM

    can we also apply asylum ...? we cant live here in srilanka toooooooo...

    Friday, 02 April 2010 04:14 AM

    Good luck!


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