Daily Archive: December 21, 2012


Houston backs Sri Lankan send backs

Former defence force chief Angus Houston has backed the government’s policy of sending people back to Sri Lanka, if they are found to be seeking asylum for economic rather than humanitarian reasons.


Smuggling ‘funds Tamil Tigers’

REMNANTS of Sri Lanka’s rebel Tamil Tigers are running people-smuggling operations to raise funds and help establish their fighters in Australia, a senior diplomat says.