Many SL asylum seekers either students or visitors-UK

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While claiming that many asylum seekers from Sri Lanka enter holding a visa to either study in the United Kingdom or to be visitors, Britain said that there were 7,445 asylum applications recorded from Sri Lankan national for the past five year period.
In response to a question, raised by a UK Parliamentarian, Home Office Minister Baron Taylor told UK Parliament on Friday that for the five year period 2008 — 2012, there were 7,445 asylum applications recorded from Sri Lankan nationals (not including dependants) of which 845 were made at a port of entry and 6,600 were made in-country. A further 1388 asylum applications from Sri Lankan nationals have been recorded between January — September 2013; 160 at a port of entry and 1,228 in-country.
“In terms of access to the UK, many asylum seekers from Sri Lanka enter holding a visa to either study in the UK or to be a visitor here while others enter clandestinely or with forged documents. None receive a visa for entry to the UK as an asylum seeker. As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, the UK fully considers all asylum applications lodged in the UK, but there is no obligation to consider asylum applications lodged abroad. Therefore no provision exists in the Immigration Rules for someone abroad to be given a visa permission to travel to the UK to seek asylum,” he said.

  Comments - 25

  • sudda Saturday, 07 December 2013 03:13 PM


    Gamarala Sunday, 08 December 2013 07:47 AM

    All these are economic migrants. They fool the British all the time. Good riddance.

    sanath Monday, 09 December 2013 07:17 AM

    Camron! Are u still blind?

    prasanna Monday, 09 December 2013 10:58 AM

    please take them all if they need ships we can provide air crafts are to expensive the fools in UK dont seems to think why they are not going to tamilnadu
    that fool who says the tamils are drop in the ocean against 250 M whits he should no that large number of whits dont vote therfore tamil vote is important

    Noel Saturday, 07 December 2013 06:33 PM

    Yes,this is absolutely true. This is the only way you can win the next elections in England.

    Sesitha Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:04 PM

    Ok 40000-7445 = 32555 where's this 32k now??? Canada??

    observer Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:24 PM

    About time you figure it out!!

    ranil Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:34 PM

    RANJITH,...Absolutely ,'s true

    Ceylonese Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:07 PM

    This is only a drop in the ocean when compared to the 250 million UK population and is not going to make much of an impact to the UK elections in any way as some Sri Lankans seem to fear.

    Gama Saturday, 07 December 2013 10:27 PM

    True. Less problem for Sri Lanka. British parlimentarians and Channel-4 have more sympathi for Tamil Tiger Asylum seekers. So this is the safe heaven for them. Why not allow them to stay here.

    shaned Sunday, 08 December 2013 12:18 AM


    Lanka Lover Sunday, 08 December 2013 11:05 AM

    Fell done UK Government, Home office have just woken out after 5 years.

    tjeyar Sunday, 08 December 2013 12:00 AM

    it's many Tamil students from Colombo seeking can find theirs family in Colombo and living for a long time in south and these guys r not poor. via DM Android App

    janman Sunday, 08 December 2013 03:34 AM

    Who is to be blamed.Why does the British Embassy issue visas,as they know that these applicants are not genuene applicants.

    Suq Madique Sunday, 08 December 2013 04:22 AM

    Please accept them all and grant them their eelam in the UK. That will guarantee you all the votes.

    modaya Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:04 AM

    You will be surprised that the majority are Sinhala parasites.

    Ranjith Saturday, 07 December 2013 01:55 PM

    Grant permission to all and you will have more Tamil votes for the next election in turn Sri Lanka gets cleaned of parasites.

    Dalu Banda Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:12 AM

    This is a good business. Dutch embassy new the taste.

    Yash Monday, 09 December 2013 02:43 PM

    Shame on SL,

    Ian Ramsden Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:48 AM

    I think basic research will show there are only 60 million living in the UK

    Suq Madique Sunday, 08 December 2013 06:58 AM

    Look at the stats on those overstaying visas and seeking asylum status then talk. You'll be surprised who the actual parasites are.

    Perera Sunday, 08 December 2013 07:01 AM

    Ceylonese such a level of ignorance - do you know what 250M is?

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