Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan court extends order suspending deportation of Pakistani refugees
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 10:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended an order it issued earlier suspending the repatriating Pakistani nationals who have sought refugee status in Sri Lanka.

The Court of Appeal on Friday ordered to extend the order for four more days when the case was heard before the court.

When a petition filed by an aggrieved Pakistani female was taken up for consideration today, the Appeal Court Judge Upali Abeyratna postponed the delivery of verdict to September 1.

The petitioner, Anila Imran, in her petition has told the court that Pakistani authorities persecute Christians and Shia Muslims in the Ahamandi region and they had arrived in Sri Lanka seeking protection. She has requested the court to stop sending them back to Pakistan

The petitioner cited the Controller of the Immigration and Emigration, the Minister of External Affairs, the Defense Minister, the Defence Secretary, the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Human Rights and the Attorney General as respondents in her petition.

The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR said Sri Lanka's deportation of the refugees back to the places where they fled from is a violation of international law and called on the Sri Lankan government to immediately halt deportations.

Sri Lanka is bound by observance of the of non-refoulement law which prohibits the return of refugees to territory where they face danger.

** Related Story :: Sri Lankan court suspends deportation of Pakistani refugees

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
EU team to visit Sri Lanka to assess the fishery ban on 5th - 9th October
-- [3 minutes ago]
Northern Province CM to remain neutral at Sri Lanka election
-- [30 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan PM asks the people to elect a stable government that could work with the President
-- [1 hour and 6 minutes ago]
Top level New Zealand team to visit Sri Lanka in November to explore investment opportunities
-- [1 hour and 39 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government confirms three new diplomatic posts
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government allocates additional Rs. 345 million to reconstruct damaged temples in Nepal
-- [7 hours ago]
Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters
-- [7 hours ago]
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government
Sri Lankan President seeks international help to eradicate kidney disease

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.