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A formal motion submitted for debate in the UK Parliament has urged the British Government to take urgent action to review its policy of deporting Tamils to Sri Lanka ‘so that further deaths and human rights abuses can be prevented.’

Early Day Motion (EDM) 136 on the ‘Deportation of Tamils to Sri Lanka’ tabled in the House of Commons on May 23 has called upon Britain to halt ‘the forced return of a group of Tamil asylum seekers on charter flight PVT030 on 31 May 2012.’

The EDM on Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the April 2012 killing of Easwarathasan Kietheeswaran, a Tamil who was deported to Sri Lanka, and has drawn attention to the concerns raised by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch of the “significant risk” to Tamils returned to Sri Lanka.

Virendra Sharma, Labour MP for Ealing, Southall is the primary sponsor of the motion. The other sponsors are Peter Bottomley (Conservative Party MP for Worthing West); Mark Durkan (Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Foyle); Andrew George (Liberal Democrats MP for St Ives); John McDonnell (Labour Party MP for Hayes and Harlington); and Alan Meale (Labour Party MP for Mansfield). (Ayesha Zuhair)
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  • BlindSide Saturday, 26 May 2012 05:26 AM

    Things are getting hot?

    theysaidwhaaat Sunday, 27 May 2012 11:52 AM

    It's sad that you say this- you can't even bring yourself to pretend that you want to live in a united Sri Lanka?

    Tim Sunday, 27 May 2012 11:53 AM

    They live like poor refugees anyway so nothing different in life style.

    Sunil Dahanayake Tuesday, 29 May 2012 04:11 AM

    This is an interesting motion by the British Law makers. I fully support this motion as a Sri Lankan. Becuase this is good for the Sri Lankan economy.

    Sorinis Tuesday, 29 May 2012 09:39 AM

    Make them British citizens,not U.K because of ( Scotland)

    akila Monday, 28 May 2012 08:09 AM

    Most of these 'asylum seekers' go overseas not over threats on security but for economic benefits. They work in petrol sheds paid in cash but still claim from the state.

    Gayan Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:48 PM

    They want the army camps removed to send back the terrorists.

    Gayan Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:53 PM

    It is We who want protection from them if they come here again.

    Fazleen Saturday, 26 May 2012 06:18 AM

    better to deport them.

    Nodrog Saturday, 26 May 2012 06:31 AM

    MPs will not allow it as it will diminish the Tamil voting power in their electorates.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 26 May 2012 06:36 AM

    We have no objections at all : After all, the politicians in UK need these votes very badly. Good Luck anyway.

    Nimal Tuesday, 29 May 2012 10:54 AM

    Please keep them there.We do not want these LTTE crooks.Tamils are living in all over In Sri Lanka without any problem. We can some more in jails we can send them. Those politicians can get their votes.We some tamils in mental hospitals too.Do you want their votes too.

    richardson Saturday, 26 May 2012 07:07 AM

    Deported or drowned ??

    Kondebandapucheena Saturday, 26 May 2012 07:12 AM

    Please keep them there and we can send more if you like

    Silva Tuesday, 29 May 2012 05:51 AM

    Let them stay in UK FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR LIFE. until now there safety is not gurqnteed in sri lanka

    Citizen Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:17 AM

    They wil find it dificult to live here they are from uk different life style

    Anton Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:29 AM

    British MPs are trying to get few more votes and not really concern about human rights

    dharshab Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:31 AM

    we don`t want them here

    Dalu banda Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:41 AM

    Some good stuff is awaiting in Ghana.

    Anton Saturday, 26 May 2012 08:55 AM

    #Anton
    Too much of them are here in London please take some of them

    they said not Monday, 28 May 2012 04:43 AM

    WHO ?

    Javi Saturday, 26 May 2012 11:34 AM

    UK should give the protection to them


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