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Sri Lanka to continue curbing illegal migration to Australia: Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:32

Sri Lanka is determined to curb illegal migration to Australia, Navy Chief Jayantha Perera said.

Australian immigration minister visits Jaffna, no talks with Tamil groups

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:44

Scott Morrison was visiting Sri Lanka to hand over two patrol boats to strengthen the island nation`s surveillance against people smuggling.

Australia denies "offensive" accusations Sri Lanka asylum seekers ill-treated

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:27

Australia on Wednesday rejected accusations of mistreatment by Sri Lankan asylum seekers returned to the island nation, saying the move sent a strong message to those thinking of following in their footsteps.

Lanka`s order on NGOs undermines freedom of speech: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:30

Expressing concern over Sri Lankan government`s recent order on non-governmental organisations, the US has said the move undermines freedom of speech and assembly.

Australian PM says won`t bow to `moral blackmail` over asylum seekers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:44

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed not to bow to "moral blackmail" following reports of suicide bids by female asylum seekers at a detention centre on Christmas Island. 

UN urges review of Australia`s handling of Sri Lankan refugees

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:30

Australia should hold a wide-ranging judicial review of its treatment of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka, the United Nations` human rights office said today amid uproar over Canberra`s handling of the issue.

Activist arrested for inciting protest against Sisi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:51

A political activist in Egypt has been arrested on the charge of inciting protest against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, media report on tuesday.

Returned Sri Lanka migrants vent fury at Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:51

Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday, claiming they were abused, given little food and treated "worse than dogs".

Asylum seekers win temporary reprieve against Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:42

Australia today said 153 Tamil asylum seekers on board a boat intercepted by customs will not be sent to Sri Lanka without 72 hours` written notice to the court as criticism mounted over the government`s hardline policy on the issue.

Returned Sri Lanka migrant vents fury at Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:38

A Sri Lankan migrant aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia slammed Canberra on Tuesday over his treatment, as a court granted bail to most of the 41 asylum seekers.

Australia admits Sri Lankan asylum-seekers in custody

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:10

Australian government lawyers Tuesday said 153 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers were in custody on the high seas and agreed to give three days` notice before handing any back to Colombo, as criticism mounted.

Bail granted for most Sri Lankan migrants returned by Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:38

A Sri Lankan court granted bail to 27 of 41 migrants who were returned to the country by Australia after a controversial mid-sea transfer, with one of them slamming Canberra for its lack of human rights.