The Sunday Leader

Embassy monitors return of deportees

The British Embassy in Colombo today monitored the return of a group of failed asylum seekers who had been deported from Britain.

According to the Embassy, the British Deputy High Commission in Sri Lanka Robbie Bulloch monitored the return of 52 failed asylum seekers at the Katnayake airport.

“I visited Colombo airport today to observe the arrival of returnees from UK. All the 52 returnees arrived safely and have now departed the airport,” the High Commission quoted Robbie Bulloch as saying.

Earlier Human Rights Watch and Freedom from Torture said that the flights should be suspended because some ethnic Tamils been subjected to cruel treatment after arriving.

The British Foreign Office however told the BBC that the government only sends people back to Sri Lanka when it and the courts are satisfied that an individual has no protection needs.

It cited a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that not all Tamil asylum-seekers require protection. And it said there had been no substantiated allegations of mistreatment of those returned from the UK.

6 Comments for “Embassy monitors return of deportees”

  1. Roshan

    This is pathetic! Who the hell these buggers think they are?? Police? Principles?

  2. Joseph Perera

    Fresh talent to develop the country.

  3. cabsklm

    Keep them,feed them untill you idiots go bankrupt. we do not need these terrorist

  4. kaputakukula

    They cannot monitor continuously and eventually the others will take over and that is the end of them.

  5. Rohan

    Poor returnees, they will be systematically killed by this human rights abusing government. Better to die than live in violent third world SL where there is no hope, but death and starvation.

  6. Nagarajah

    This is good for Sri Lanka although such monitoring is uncalled for. Now that someone has monitored their return, they cannot falsely accuse the government of mistreatment and torture.

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