Another batch of UK deportees arrive in the Island
The United Kingdom has deported
another batch of Sri Lanka asylum seekers. The group of
28 failed asylum seekers arrived at the Bandaranaike
International Airport at Katunayake in a special flight
According to international media
Britain is to deport 60 Sri Lanka asylum seekers. The
British Foreign Office in last March told the BBC that
they send people back to Sri Lanka only when the British
government and the courts are satisfied that an
individual does not need protection.
The Foreign Office has said there had
been no substantiated allegations of mistreatment of
those returned from the UK.
In September this year UK authorities
deported a group of 60 Sri Lankan Tamils including
failed asylum seekers and visa overstayers.
This is the sixth such flight of
deportees arriving from the UK.