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A man who briefly worked for a Tamil Tiger-owned garage in Sri Lanka has been ordered released from a B.C. detention centre after immigration officials found he poses no security threat to Canada.

He is the first of 32 migrants being held on security grounds to be released after arriving on the West Coast on the MV Sun Sea nearly seven months ago.

Lawyer Eric Purtzki says the man, whose identity is under a publication ban, is quite relieved to have the toughest part of the ordeal behind him and plans to move to Toronto where he has friends.

He says the decision by the Immigration and Refugee Board makes it clear that living in a region controlled by the banned group was a fact of life for many people during the Sri Lankan civil war, and often doesn’t constitute membership.

The man must now wait for his refugee claim to be heard, along with most of the 492 other migrants who fled to Canada on the MV Sun Sea.

(The Canadian Press)

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  • Guru Tuesday, 08 March 2011 04:40 AM

    Welldone Canada. Truth always win.

    siripala Tuesday, 08 March 2011 09:20 AM

    good for Sri Lanka. This will be a solution to the unemployment in NE. Tamil ppl can return after about 5 years when those areas are well developped and ample job oppertunities exists

    Sumith Hewage Tuesday, 08 March 2011 04:43 AM

    "Migrants: ???

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 08 March 2011 04:57 AM

    Canada We knew that you will take all of them and Many more in the Future .Thank you on behalf of Sri Lankan People taking all Terrorists to your land

    Henry Tuesday, 08 March 2011 05:42 AM

    Canadian Immigration are a bunch of idiots to allow terrorists to the country.

    Maliya Tuesday, 08 March 2011 10:36 AM

    Cananda... please take them all. Sri Lanka will be a much safer and better place without them.


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