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By Dianne Silva

Commenting on the nine Sri Lankan Tamils who protested on the roof of Villawood Detention Centre in Australia, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has said the Australian Government will not be influenced by any such protests.

External Affairs Ministry Sources told the Daily Mirror that the Immigration Minister had categorically stated that each immigration and case of asylum would be considered on its individual merits and demerits and would not be swayed by protests.

The immigration status of the individuals is to be assessed sometime this week.

A group of 11 men of whom nine were Sri Lankan Tamils, spent more than 24 hours on the roof of the Villawood Detention Centre without food or water. At least two men cut themselves with razors. The protest came to an end on the 21st September.

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  • Lion Monday, 27 September 2010 10:57 AM

    Well done your comments are appriciated.You had the bad experience as to howe those LTTE cronies devasteted your cities having rallies in support of tigers before they were vanqished i the year 2009

    Shivanka David Monday, 27 September 2010 10:58 AM

    These fellows are trying to bring a bad name to Sri Lanka

    Lalindra Tuesday, 28 September 2010 02:44 AM

    People who migrate to Aus in a proper way has to wait for years to get the PR status and assighlum seekers get it with in few days without much cost...so pathetic!

    Ranjan Monday, 27 September 2010 04:52 AM

    If Mr Brown is not influenced by these protestors we will send our biggest protestor, and you will surely have to obliged. He will fast unto death and will take kind of food
    ( Excluding Lemon Puff ) until your prime minister Julia Gillard will come and give him some water.

    thusi Monday, 27 September 2010 05:07 AM

    100% correct....These are bogus refugees.......

    Wasantha Monday, 27 September 2010 05:10 AM

    Dear Mr. Brown, wait until President MR returns to Sri Lanka. He would send his representatives with some water bottles and cream cracker. Most probably our experienced campaigner Minister Wimal will get a chance to accompany the delegation, as he missed the US trip.

    malkanthi Monday, 27 September 2010 05:12 AM

    Poor fellows please grant asylum to them, after all there are no avenues available for a better living condition for them.

    local boy Monday, 27 September 2010 05:43 AM

    no more criminals into OZ !!

    Rohan Monday, 27 September 2010 01:30 PM

    Really? How about our politicians? Rohan

    Rohan Monday, 27 September 2010 01:31 PM

    Can we protest in Srilanka? Pl help me to understand Rohan

    mohandev Monday, 27 September 2010 08:12 AM

    Thats what they say now..........but soon their wishes will be answered. Diaspora dollars are more important for aussie beggars

    MK Monday, 27 September 2010 08:58 AM

    People think that they can get about protesting about anything and everywhere, like they do here in Sri Lanka.


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