Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Sunday, July 11, 2010

(greenleft,By Tony Iltis) On April 9, the Australian Labor Party government, then led by Kevin Rudd, imposed a three-month suspension of the processing of refugees from Sri Lanka. On July 6, the Labor government of PM Julia Gillard announced, in the context of unveiling its pre-election tougher stance against refugees, that the suspension would not be extended. It cited a July 5 report by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and predicted that most Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Australia would have their claims rejected and be sent back. Refugees recently arriving in Australia from Sri Lanka have been overwhelmingly Tamils from the Tamil-majority north and east of the island.


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