Monthly Archives: February 2013

People Smuggling – Press Proposes, Government Disposes

People Smuggling – Press Proposes, Government Disposes

Australian government has denied a news report that a senior Sri Lankan government official was suspected by Australian authorities to haicit in the people-smuggling trade. A spokesman for Foreign Minister Bob Carr said the claims were untrue. ”There is no evidence to support the allegation …

Ranil Challenges to Hold Referendum

Opposition and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe challenged the government to go for a referendum to extend the term of Parliament. The opposition leader alleged the government’s latest attempt was to hold a referendum to extend the term of the parliament in order …

Every Sri Lankan asylum seeker to arrive would be sent home

Every Sri Lankan asylum seeker to arrive would be sent home

Courtesy: The Australian Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said he would toughen the Coalition’s policies after this week visiting Sri Lanka with Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop. Mr Morrison will bring plans before senior colleagues that would see boosts in assistance to Sri Lanka’s navy …