SL cricket coach in UK faces deportation

2018-06-21 16:15:21

A Sri Lankan cricket coach at Worcester in England, who teaches children and disabled people, is facing deportation to Sri Lanka because he doesn't earn enough money, BBC reported.

University of Worcester graduate Hemaka Patharinage needs to earn 30,000 euros a year to qualify for a Visa.

The 27-year-old had appealed to the Home Office to stay on human rights grounds. However, his appeal has been rejected and he's been given 20 days to leave the country.

  Comments - 23

  • Sara Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:33

    Are we Bloody Beggars? Of course after we were robed/looted in 1815

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    shan Friday, 22 June 2018 11:21

    Our Leaders since 48 has robbed 100 times more than the Brits did. And left nothing for generations.

    Reply : 2       24

    DillonDP Friday, 22 June 2018 12:05

    What have we been looted of,, it its not for them you will not be wearing even short nor a computer to even voice your illitrate opinion sara

    Reply : 11       6

    lkboy Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:45


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    Ash Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:14

    Human rights grounds? Seriously, where?

    Reply : 7       80

    Mandayan Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:24

    Oh come on man, did you meet any Indians or Pakistanese for any practical advice? £27,000 is what they want the base for an expected tax income. If you ensure that the state gets that tax, you are fine. Think well!!

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    Be Fair Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:33

    Welcome home.......Pol-sambol and Rice will keep you going mate. Dont worry start afresh

    Reply : 6       67

    saranga.walimuni Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:03

    Milking HR?? Seriously disgrace

    Reply : 2       46

    ANTON Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:04


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    ANTONY Friday, 22 June 2018 14:32


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    Dee Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:05

    Could have earned more back here.

    Reply : 14       21

    Fugee Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:23

    IF he was that desperate to stay there, he could have done a 2nd job, which could have tipped the scales in his favor..than trying to stay back on a flimsy excuse..Now his chances even for a visit are very remote... poor immigration advice given or tried a cheap source..

    Reply : 2       35

    Ruwan Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:26

    Shameless fellow. If he is not wanted why does he want to stay.?

    Reply : 5       34

    Sam Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:31

    This is your country if of birth. You should want to come back. In Sri Lanka everything is a foreign conspiracy. Foreigners are evil, all western countries are out to get SL. First chance people get they jump ship there. Doesn't add up does it.

    Reply : 9       33

    SENA Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:15

    Economic refugees under disguise like all others.

    Reply : 3       27

    Lankan Man Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:29

    Become a parliamentarian. You can earn that money in one day.

    Reply : 3       45

    Sincere Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:07

    There is a saying "every dark cloud has a silver lining". This may be a hidden blessing to him. It would be better to get out before its too late.

    Reply : 1       14

    bandu Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:19

    Thousands of Visas have been rejected under this category over the past years. How come this is news now ? I’m pretty sure there are more sympathetic cases than a 27 year old cricket coach as some of the families were deported with their children putting their lives in jeopardy.

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    Ajja Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:23

    Be a member of Perpetual Treasuries and become a Millionaire

    Reply : 6       12

    ben Thursday, 21 June 2018 20:48

    I help you to spell ur name, pls repeatI A M A N I D I O TCan u repeat, Come back to your home country and try to become the president of the cricket board, you can earn that money

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    Kaboos Friday, 22 June 2018 09:39

    Brother it is better to die on feet than on knees.. Come back to your motherland. and serve our disable cricketers.

    Reply : 0       5

    DillonDP Friday, 22 June 2018 12:07

    Well given a chance of free visas to UK or any other developed countries there wont be any sri lankan left,,, first to go will be the so called patriots

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    Sam Friday, 22 June 2018 12:50

    I think what is meant was humanitarian grounds not Human Rights. (Manushika)

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