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Deportation of Lankans delayed

The deportation of around 50 Sri Lankans from Britain was delayed yesterday after a British Court decided to review the asylum seekers cases.

Official documents obtained by Channel 4 News indicate that Flight PV030 was scheduled to depart for Sri Lanka with “up to 50 returnees” at 1500hrs on Wednesday 28th September. The documents reveal that passengers would comprise a mixture of failed asyslum-seekers, foreign national prisoners and other immigration offenders.

Immigration lawyers have been seeking last-minute stays on the grounds that returnees – many of whom have claimed past links with the banned LTTE – risk interrogation and torture on arrival back in Sri Lanka, Channel 4 news reported last night.

On Wednesday evening, one appeal court judge went so far as to overturn one Tamil woman’s removal orders on the grounds that the UK Border Agency had breached British and European law by disclosing potentially sensitive information on the individual to the Sri Lankan authorities, thus placing her at greater risk upon her return.

1 Comment for “Deportation of Lankans delayed”

  1. Razak

    good news. hope they never come back

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