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Australia says returned Lankans are safe

3 May 2012 03:07 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says that those Sri Lankan asylum seekers, who have returned to Sri Lanka from Australia, are safe.

He says those returned from Australia are safe, because they have been found NOT to be genuine refugees.

"There is a very exhaustive process which goes into determining who can be returned and who can't be," he said.

"I do make the point, and I think this is often lost in the debate, people saying that we shouldn't be returning refugees to Sri Lanka or anywhere else.

"Well, we don't. We don't.

"We return people who have not been able to establish against what is a very fair system that they are in danger if they return to countries.

"And that applies to Sri Lanka, to Iraq, to Afghanistan across the board."

  Comments - 4

  • Nodrog Thursday, 03 May 2012 04:30 AM

    Its good that the bogus asylum seekers are being exposed. This also means that the excuses they gave as reasons for seeking asylum were false.

    sharan Friday, 04 May 2012 12:51 PM

    Thank you for highlighting the real situation without being taken for a ride by the Pro Ltte diaspora & bogus assylum seekers.

    CW Thursday, 03 May 2012 08:02 AM

    What do Kumar Mahattaya & LTTE supporters in Australia say now?

    balu Thursday, 03 May 2012 07:46 AM

    da truth shall prevail first UK then CANADA & now AUSSI no where to run for bunch of LTTE liars!

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