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A Sri Lankan Tamil couple perceived as a threat to national security by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), are housed in a residential detention facility in Sydney along with their children, The Australian reported. 

The Department of Immigration moved the couple and their two eldest children, aged six and three, from the Christmas Island detention facility to the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, under a cloak of secrecy about two months ago.

They were moved to Sydney so that the mother could give birth to a third child at Fairfield Hospital on Saturday, because obstetrics services are unavailable on Christmas Island.

The parents are being kept under house arrest within the fenced facility, with intensive security to prevent them from having contact with the outside world.

The mother was one of 78 Sri Lankan refugees, picked up by the Oceanic Viking, who refused to disembark from the customs vessel in Indonesia last October.

The mother was then one of only four of the 78 refugees denied visas after failing ASIO security checks, despite being granted refugee status by the UN High Commission of Refugees.

It is alleged that the woman is accused of being a member of the LTTE, because she worked in the court system in the Northeast.

Her husband, who arrived separately on a boat to the Australian territory of Christmas Island in the middle of last year, was also deemed a threat by ASIO. (The Australian)

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  • malkanthi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:26 AM

    Being in favour of helpless is not gon katha!! if they had a better living, who would risk life in this hard journey?

    Renuka Jayarathne Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:48 PM

    This is a small part of the scum that has distanced from their birth land and identify themselves as Zeelam Tamils. Let them rot in hell in overseas prisons.

    rohan Wednesday, 29 September 2010 11:43 PM

    Are Australians afraid of LTTE? This must be a pressure from SL govt.

    basi Thursday, 30 September 2010 02:22 AM

    Please allow LTTE suporters to Australia. We don't need them..Please Australia allow them...

    Jayasiri Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:45 AM

    If the LTTE terrorists are in this boat, they are better off with Australian custody. But they must be better served with justice for any killings or bombings.

    Dinesh Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:50 AM

    Hope you can remeber what Dr & Co did in the past .............lol

    Ossie Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:14 AM

    Australia, be careful. Don't let LTTE destroy you, too.

    sam Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:26 AM

    Oh..oh...Where is BBC ? Where is UN? Please please help them...

    nishanthan Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:31 AM

    God Bless Them!!!....Innocent people effected by the war....

    malkanthi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 05:36 AM

    It is very sad, in spite of having two young kids, this couple has opted for another kid ! For sure they are not educated nor would be a threat!

    ASFAR Thursday, 30 September 2010 04:09 AM

    dear sri lankans, please stop this stupid asylum seeking and start your life in sri lanka. if you can survive the war why can't now ? do not betray our nation for your personnal gain.

    Jan Chandra Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:15 AM

    If this happened in Sri Lanka there would be no end to protests by the so called international community and local UNPiers in the name of Human Rights.

    Wasantha Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:15 AM

    Howver, being under arrest in their own house is better than living in Sri Lanka.Had it happened in SL ,even God would have not been able to say, what has happened to them.

    Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:52 AM

    They might be enjoying the detention facilities.... Perhaps, this could have been what they exactly wanted.

    Rupasinghe Wednesday, 29 September 2010 06:54 AM

    People like you who dont understand the value of your own country must move out and experiance the democracy of so called heavens. Then only you will understand your own country is a heaven indeed.

    Malli Wednesday, 29 September 2010 07:05 AM

    All of us..literally

    thusi Wednesday, 29 September 2010 03:26 PM

    So if you have young kids..u can get Australian citizenship......cool...

    R.Sivakumar Wednesday, 29 September 2010 07:59 AM

    Rupasinghe, actually Sri Lanka is a paradise. Some fools do not understand it. They must visit other countries to see the difference. I totally agree with you, sir.

    chin Wednesday, 29 September 2010 08:12 AM

    gon katha kiyanna epa.


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