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Sri Lanka To Deport Pakistani Asylum Seekers Terming Them Threat To Public Health


A Sri Lankan court on September 1 gave permission to the authorities to deport scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the government maintained they were a threat to the country’s security and public health.

Sri Lanka to deport more Pakistani asylum seekers
Sri Lanka to deport more Pakistani asylum seekers

Deputy Solicitor General Janak de Silva asked the Appeal court to lift an earlier suspension of deportations, saying there was evidence Pakistanis were committing crimes and bringing malaria into the country, which was otherwise virtually free of the disease. Earlier on August 15 the court ordered authorities to temporarily stop deporting the Pakistani asylum seekers.