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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    United Nations slams Sri Lanka for early deportation of asylum seekers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo UN 'dismayed' at early expulsion of refugees The UN's refugee agency has accused Sri Lanka of failing to respect international law by deporting Afghan and Pakistan refugees before their asylum claims could be assessed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 214 Afghan ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan police to deal with asylum seekers sent back by Australia

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:41pm by Reuters

    ... was at no stage in distress and that the transfer had been carried out in mild conditions off the eastern Sri Lankan port of Batticaloa. All 41 were safe and accounted for, it said. The UN refugee agency ... Tamils were subjected to what he described as an "enhanced screening process" before they were handed over. One Sinhalese passenger was entitled to a further refugee assessment, but had ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka arrests 75 New Zealand-bound asylum seekers

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... for Sri Lanka’s refugees, tightened its borders. “These people were trying to leave illegally for New Zealand,” a police statement said, adding that they would be taken before a magistrate later ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN rights envoy visits Sri Lanka to probe war crimes

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... demanding Colombo hold an independent investigation into "credible allegations" that troops shelled hospitals and refugee camps and executed surrendering rebels. The government insists ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rescues Australia-bound illegal immigrants

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... and Nauru, and even those who are eventually granted refugee status will not be settled in Australia. It has been supporting efforts by Sri Lanka’s navy to improve its ability to detect ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Australia to boost Sri Lanka ties to stop boatpeople

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:01pm by AFP

    ... already sent home hundreds it has deemed to be economic refugees. Sri Lanka says it has also stopped nearly 3,000 people from illegally journeying by boat to Australia this year. In a statement, ...



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