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A 49-year-old asylum seeker registered with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), was found dead in Negombo last night, Negombo police said.

Negombo Crime OIC IP Jayanath said the deceased individual, a Pakistani national was found in his room with multiple cut injuries.

The asylum seeker has been staying in a rented annexe alone with the assistance of the UNHCR, awaiting the asylum determination of his claims. An investigation is underway to arrest the suspects, the police said.

According to the UN, at present, there are 844 refugees and 826 asylum seekers in Sri Lanka.  (Piyumi Fonseka)

 

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  • Ben Wednesday, 25 December 2019 07:03 AM

    Same happened with the beggers before

    RP Thursday, 26 December 2019 04:07 AM

    Our government should give these Asylum Seekers Citizenships and integrate in to our society. We are passionate people unlike the arrogant and de humanizing Australian system.

    wellwisher Thursday, 26 December 2019 06:54 PM

    arrest the murderer as soon as possible...i think the murderer also pakistani...investigate which pakistani come to negombu for last 30 days..i think this clue help to police for find the murmurder


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