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Swiss receives 146 asylum seekers’ requests from SL

14 April 2016 05:30 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Swiss government has received 146 applications from asylum seekers from Sri Lanka during last month (March), the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration said in a statement Thursday.

It said that the number of asylum applications filed with the Swiss government in the first quarter of 2016 dropped by 45 percent comparing to the last quarter of 2015.
The Swiss authorities received 8,315 asylum seekers’ requests in the first three months of 2016, according to the migration department.

The overall number of applications continues to decline as 1,992 asylum applications were filed in March, 25 percent less than in February.

The majority of the March asylum applications, 227, came from those, who fled Eritrea, Afghanistan nationals followed with 166 requests. The Swiss authorities also received 146 applications from asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, 143 requests from Gambians, 143 from Iraqis and 141 from Syrians.
The department stressed that despite the significant decrease in the quantity of requests, the migration issue was unpredictable and the situation might change at any time.


  Comments - 9

  • YAMA RULE Thursday, 14 April 2016 07:14 PM

    There will be more as Police becoming mis-use of law with MC support victimizing citizen and FR also not taking past actions

    bindu Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:38 PM

    These are the people declared as missing by the diaspora LTTE.

    Cheers Friday, 15 April 2016 01:59 AM

    Bad reputation for ranil and maithree and the new government and where is Anura and Sarath now. Anyway Swiss needs people to clean their toilets and roads as they have run out and also looking for cheap labour

    Cobra Friday, 15 April 2016 07:05 AM

    Add those crooks in the previous govt. and it will be a considerable total,. wouldn't it?

    Lokka Friday, 15 April 2016 09:41 AM

    Unfortunately these do gooders in the West swallow blatant lies of the bogus asylum seekers lock stock and barrel.

    Lanka Friday, 15 April 2016 02:29 PM

    These are not asylum seekers they are economic migrants. It is up to the Swiss to send them back without wasting their time.

    Sheri Friday, 15 April 2016 02:36 PM

    The flow of economic migrants continue .... what excuse are they giving now?

    sri lankan Friday, 15 April 2016 07:54 PM

    I can't understand why they still take asylum seekers from SL? better take from "War Tone" countries like Syria, Irak, Afghanistan etc etc,,,,they Need your help....People are starving to death, murdering. Kidnapping, strand in EU borders

    Dee Saturday, 16 April 2016 07:06 PM

    Seeking asylum from doing a proper job in sri lanka. Good luck to Switzerland with these guys.

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