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Asylum seeker from Sri Lanka let himself be tortured with hot iron bars to support his bid to stay in Britain

#The man, 35, said they showed how he was badly treated in his native country 
#The Court of Appeal ruled it was a ruse called 'self-infliction by proxy' or SIBP
#Lord Justice Sales also raised doubts over his relationship with the Tamil Tigers 

An asylum seeker from Sri Lanka allowed himself to be tortured with hot iron bars to support his bid to stay in the UK, judges have ruled.

He claimed five scars on his back were evidence of how he was badly treated by authorities in his native Sri Lanka.

But rejecting his claims, the Court of Appeal ruled that he probably consented to the torture in as part of a ruse called ‘self-infliction by proxy’ or SIBP.

It added that a ‘cooperative and clandestine’ doctor might have put him under general anaesthetic while the heated iron rods were placed on him.

In a 22,000-word appeal ruling, one of the country’s most senior judges, Lord Justice Sales, questioned why the 35-year-old man had not experienced any significant infection as a result of the burning.

The judge said an earlier immigration tribunal which threw out the man’s asylums claim was justified in highlighting the ‘highly unusual’ type of scarring as a ‘central implausibility’ in his account.

It also raised doubts about his relationship with the Tamil Tigers and his alleged detention and escape from the country.

The man arrived in the UK on a fake passport six years ago before claiming asylum. He is thought to have racked up enormous legal bills at taxpayers’ expense in his desperate bid to avoid deportation.

He claims that he was detained in the aftermath of a Tamil Tigers attack on Colombo airport in 2007 over possible links to the organisation.

His alleged torture occurred in August 2009, where it was claimed he ‘felt intense pain from the first burn’ before falling unconscious while receiving other burns.In support of his torture claim, he produced a medical report from a professor that backed the theory.

The man also claimed he would face ‘a real risk of persecution’ if deported because authorities would regard him as having been ‘actively involved’ with the Tamil Tigers.

Dismissing his appeal, Lord Justice Sales said the earlier tribunal hearing – which rejected the asylum seeker’s claims – had ‘conscientiously balanced the probabilities of infliction of the scarring by SIBP and by torture’.

It was entitled to assess that SIBP was the ‘only real possibility’ that could not be discounted, he added.

In a majority decision, Lord Justice Sales and another senior judge, Lord Justice Patten, rejected the challenge by the claimant, identified only by the initials KV.

It was not clear last night if he planned to make a final appeal to the Supreme Court.

The Ministry of Justice refused to confirm whether he is receiving legal aid.

The Home Office declined to say whether he is in custody pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.(Daily Mail)

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  • Sheri Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:31 PM

    Thank you, Lord Justice Sales. With all the lies and false propaganda, you have seen through this bogus asylum seeker and terrorist supporter. There are many like him in the UK, Canada, OZ, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and all over the world, multiplying by the thousands. He and others like him should be deported to face justice in SL.

    Sheri Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:41 PM

    Shows what lengths the twisted tamil terrorists go to deceive even the learned judges!

    Rana Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:10 PM

    Tamils should be more careful in making asylum applications here onwards. Probably by adding a statement claiming that SL forces had administered antibiotics just after the torture would have made this guy's story more resounding, preventing any doubts about missing infections in the aftermath of the torture. A simple mistake like that could cost fortunes. good to keep in minds folks.

    Gayan Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:21 PM

    That 40000 figure also falls into this catogory.

    Lokka Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:24 PM

    99% of the cases are of similar nature. These bogus Tamil refugees have taken UK, Canada, Australia and other Western countries for a ride.

    ceylon Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:42 PM

    most lankans are living in fear due to abimal behavier of thugery policemen.its very common in lanka. via DM Android App

    dumbdumb Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:43 PM

    What a Moron. Funny buggers via DM Android App

    JO Supporter Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:52 PM

    This doesn't make sense, when the Sinhalese are natives to the island. Its like blaming Japanese favoring their own people in their own land.

    JO Supporter Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:53 PM

    lol y u lyin?

    Charles Sunday, 23 April 2017 12:52 PM

    okay fine lets call for independent international investigation to find out who is right !!!

    Mevan Sunday, 23 April 2017 05:03 PM

    There are many Sinhalese too..........!

    Mevan Sunday, 23 April 2017 05:05 PM

    What about you Sinhalese claiming asylums in Europe ? various

    Rabbit Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:21 PM

    What time someone tells Canada what's going on with Sakkili filth.

    AjithZ Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:23 PM

    Unfortunately there is a very high number of false accusations against the Sri Lankan forces by so many people. At times very difficult to identify which are true and which are not. So many people use it purely for personal gains. Now the war is over, hope these also will come to end sooner than later.

    Mahanama Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:49 PM

    This is the story of many Tamils used the same tactics and got visas for Australia, England and many other Western countries. These criminals should be investigated and visas should be revoked. Sri Lankan government is being accused by Geneva and Westerners due to these false claims.

    Arnold Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:33 PM

    BUT as time goes by all minorities might have to leave Sri Lanka. The so called Mahasone Balakaya and Sinhale National Organization are working very hard to promote racism and communalism. .

    Ahmed Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:50 PM

    do not accept liars in to your country. economic migrants should stop spoiling lankas name abroad for their personal gains. we dont have a war in lanka anymore. people like this should stop lying abroad

    Damitha Aus Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:06 PM

    we also has a case like this Australian government didn't give much attention but SBS gave full backing because tamil diaspora with them. Pretty easy to get a visa like this go back to Sri Lanka get burn yourself and get the sympathy.

    Truth Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:30 PM

    Good point Kakkus Rabbit!

    Real Peace Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:45 PM

    It must have been a Greedy Medical Officers Association's doctor who gave anaesthetics to this asylum seeker....!!!

    Rodney Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:58 PM

    Genocide claims too are in similar vein. .. to justify the diaspora to stay in those European countries. This racket must be exposed

    Rajan Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:37 PM

    I know there are self inflicted burn. This does not make Sri Lankan gov and Armed forces saint. Most of the abused people are still living in large in North East in fear.


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