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Turning boats back works: Sri Lankan envoy

Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Australia says turning boats back to his country will deter asylum seekers from making the journey to Australia.
Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe says asylum seekers will be forced to find other ways of getting to Australia if their boats are prevented from leaving Sri Lankan waters.
“Turning the boats around will deter people,” he told ABC Radio on Monday.


SPUR Victoria donates funds for “Abimansala”

Mr. Jayampathy Unanteene, the former President of SPUR –Victoria is seen here handing over a cheque to Mrs. Majulika Jayasuriya, the President of Seva Vanitha Unit of Sri Lanka Army as a donation to Abimansala on 18th June 2012 in memory of the war heroes of SL defence forces who...