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Nauru allows Lankan asylum-seekers to roam freely

Nauru allows Lankan asylum-seekers to roam freely

Nauru announced Monday (Oct 5) that asylum-seekers, including those from Sri Lanka, at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island will no longer be locked up, saying they will instead be free to roam around the tiny nation. MORE...

October 5, 2015  09:02 pm|

Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID

Australian Federal Police accused of supporting CID

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has been providing equipment and assistance to Sri Lankas Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has been accused of kidnapping and torture, Australian media reported. MORE...

August 4, 2015  10:37 am|

Australia may return Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Australia may return Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Sri Lankan asylum-seekers intercepted at sea could be handed back to their home countries if a Labor government assessed they were not owed refugee protection, Leader of the Australian Labor Party Bill Shorten has said. MORE...

July 27, 2015  12:22 pm|

Lankan asylum seekers killed in Australian road crash

Lankan asylum seekers killed in Australian road crash

The two men who died in a crash in Darwin on Wednesday night were Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka who came to Australia for a better life, their friends have said. MORE..

July 24, 2015  05:40 pm|

Navy arrests 78 Australia-bound boatpeople

Navy arrests 78 Australia-bound boatpeople

A group of 78 Sri Lankan nationals attempting to illegally sail to Australia by boat were intercepted by Navy personnel in the sea area around 65 nautical miles off Kirinda in the wee hours today, the navy spokesman said. MORE..

June 26, 2015  02:38 pm|

Migrants say Australia paid smugglers to turn back

Migrants say Australia paid smugglers to turn back

Indonesias foreign minister on Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims that Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations. MORE..

June 13, 2015  01:12 pm|

Sri Lankan asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

Sri Lankan asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

Five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru for Cambodia under a deal that allows refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country, a refugee advocate said Monday. MORE...

April 20, 2015  04:17 pm|

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

The Tamil Nadu Q branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to Australia. MORE..

March 27, 2015  02:42 pm|

Sri Lankan asylum seeker gets deportation reprieve

Sri Lankan asylum seeker gets deportation reprieve

A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker who claims to have suffered extensive torture before escaping to the UK has won a last minute reprieve just hours before he was due forcibly deported to Sri Lanka. MORE..

March 20, 2015  12:35 pm|

Canada spent $600,000 on MV Sun Sea before deciding to scrap

Canada spent $600,000 on MV Sun Sea before deciding to scrap

Almost five years after a derelict cargo ship with 492 Sri Lankan migrants arrived off the B.C. coast, prompting a change in Canadas immigration laws, the government has failed to find a buyer for the vessel. MORE..

March 6, 2015  09:57 am|

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

Asylum seeker returns not our job: Australian govt.

The Australian government insists its up to Papua New Guinea to return Indonesian and Sri Lankan asylum seekers to their home countries, but is happy to help in the process. MORE...

January 28, 2015  02:05 pm|

157 asylum seekers legally detained at sea, Aussie High Court rules

157 asylum seekers legally detained at sea, Aussie High Court rules

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers were legally detained at sea by Australian authorities last year, the High Court finds. MORE...

January 28, 2015  09:57 am|

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