Dozens of Sri Lankan asylum seekers including some with links to the Tamil Tigers are expected to be deported from Britain to return to the troubled country.
About 40 are believed to be facing deportation, with human rights campaigners fearing the refugees may suffer reprisals in Sri Lanka, where the Tigers were defeated in 2009 during the civil war.
News of the deportations came as Channel 4 showed video footage of atrocities carried out during the final weeks of the 2009 conflict.
The documentary called Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields aired last night, showing violent scenes that caused many Sri Lankans to flee. Alistair Burt, foreign minister, said he was “shocked” by the programme and said the footage contained evidence of “violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.”
Sri Lankan authorities rejected the footage as falsified and accused the United Nations of bias and jumping to hasty conclusions.
Channel 4 claimed the group of asylum seekers, many of whom are Tamil, were being forced back into danger with a flight believed to be scheduled for tomorrow. (telegraph.co.uk)
We always quote as "Sri Lanka" being good or bad. It is not the country to be blamed but the people who live and rule. It will be more appropriate if we say " Sri Lankans " which some may not like it.
AASHRAFF NAZIM Thursday, 16 June 2011 05:39 AM
It was a good move taken by the British Govt to deport who are involved in the Humans Rights Campaign
ASHRAFF NAZIM - DUBAI
Lucky Wednesday, 15 June 2011 11:12 AM
What about the atrocities committed by the British when Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was under British Rule all those year ago.
Also, could the British have ended an armed conflict with the LTTE (not tamils) which went on for more than 25 years by flighting them conventionally and humanitarally like they wanted Sri Lanka to flight a bloody battle with one of the most ruthless terrorist organizations to have walked on this earth and who have killed and injured world leaders and civilians.
UK TAMIL BOY Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:31 AM
Gihan De Silva Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:48 AM
ow ow enna kiyala nathi karala danna oney meyalava pahu giya davas vala londone vala uda panney meyala tamai SUN TV baluvama mey muna vala serama hodata adura ganna puluvan
Ramesh Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:42 AM
Yes... LTTE was the only trouble we had....
kane Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:37 AM
Tamils in other countries did for Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Dee Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:29 AM
'Return to the troubled country' or 'Return to trouble the country' ?
Rushdi Wednesday, 15 June 2011 04:50 AM
we are not a troubled country we live in peace its the LTTE that was troublesome
Ramesh Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:24 AM
Its all a set up....LTTE diaspora must have spent a lot of money which have been extorted from the innocent tamil diaspora....
cracko Wednesday, 15 June 2011 06:12 AM
Michael, you must be talking about weather and beaches. But many Sinhalese also want to get out of Sri Lanka.
dilan Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:55 AM
airing the vedeo a day before the deportation? Surely this cant be concidence....
dilan Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:50 AM
What trouble? All Sri Lankans including Tamils Muslims & Sri Lankan are living peacefully...... They have aired the vedeo whcich is not authentic, 1 day before the deportation purposely, so that they can try to stop the deportation.... This is the work of LTTE diaspora....
malkanthi Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:53 AM
"What is International humanitarian and human rights law? I have never heard about them and nor care about them - but now facing the consequences" - SF
Diaspora Tamil Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:43 AM
Thank you Sri Lanka for all you have done for the Tamils.
Michael Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:36 AM
One day these people will understand Sri Lanka is a better place than UK
RAJIV Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:35 AM
If channel 4 has this video and if they can prove it is an authentic unedited, tamper free video then we are in big trouble. Some body is going to jail for sure.
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