Murali, Lasith campaign against boat journey

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The Australian Government has turned to a pair of Sri Lankan cricket stars in attempt to stop the flow of asylum seeker boats from the country.

Retired Test great Muttiah Muralitharan and Twenty20 star Lasith Malinga each appear in short videos aimed at Sri Lankans living in Australia.

English and non-English versions of the video have been recorded, with the cricketers urging people not to encourage family members in Sri Lanka to seek asylum on risky boat journeys with people smugglers.

More than 950 Sri Lankan asylum seekers trying to get to Australia by boat have returned home, either voluntarily and involuntarily, since August last year. (The Morning Bulletin)
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  • Francis Friday, 22 February 2013 11:16 AM

    Make Sri Lanka another State of Australia like Hawaii to solve this problem.

    Raiz Lankai Sunday, 24 February 2013 04:00 AM

    As long as powerful politicos to fool people, anarchy ruling in villages, no political will to solve the problem of the country,Language & religion used to get votes, no intellectuals to rule, nepotism rule the country without the fear of the great religions we follow in this country no advertisement can stop the boat refugees.Australia & other countries give us conditional Aid to have an audited governance for your money in our country.

    sss Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM

    you two have already earned enough money in your live and never felt how poverty fight to live their live. how much dis ausi pays you for this vedio? how many sri lana kan poor student you have given sponsorship? bont just try to bulshit. via DM Android App

    macho Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:18 AM

    It's not Australia's problem. They don't want boat people they want skilled migrants, that's it!

    dujohn18 Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:50 AM

    This move will most of the poor people to know that they can go to Australia by boats. How can Murali and Lasith preach people

    lalitha Friday, 22 February 2013 09:31 AM

    whats the point in showing it to ppl who are already there.... they should just arrest the politician who is responsible

    Felix Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:01 AM

    No way when powerful politicians are behind this business.

    Nangi Friday, 22 February 2013 10:13 AM

    People have no money, no jobs and that's why they try to get into Australia to live a better life. Hope Murali and Malinga could educate the people and help make a difference.

    Funny Friday, 22 February 2013 10:43 AM

    First make Sri Lanka a better place to live then no one will go......

    sobers Friday, 22 February 2013 10:48 AM

    The Question is why are they going? why are they taking so much of risk? Who is organising the trip?

    nicky karunarathna Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:52 AM

    Australia should have used the convicts with tatoos and their obease anatomy with beer guts to scare them off with Australian lingo. That would have work better I suppose.


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