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23 hrs ago | Canada.com

Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia prepare to enter the magistrate's court in the southern port district of Galle on July 8, 2014.

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Yesterday | The Courier

This is simply not a fair go

IT'S not that the federal government won't talk about its border protection operations that should most bother Australians.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Northern Territory News

First World problem for Third World refugees

A second boat of asylum seekers arrive today on their boat at Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island, waiting to be taken to the jetty.

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The Independent

Sri Lankan asylum seeker mistreatment claims are 'urban...

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

International Business Times

PM Abbott, Cold-hearted *itch on Mothers' Suicide and Self-harm in Christmas Island

As a result of the government's decision to turn back a boat with 153 asylum seekers on board back in Sri Lanka, children as young as two years old were now in a limbo, mothers are attempting suicide and harming themselves.

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ABC News

Asylum seekers face high seas legal limbo

CHRIS UHLMANN: More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers face the prospect of weeks in limbo on the high seas while the High Court decides their fate.

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The Age

Commando exposed in smuggling bid

Moved on: Asylum seekers are delivered to court in Galle on Tuesday after authorities handed 41 to the Sri Lankan navy.

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Channelnewsasia.com

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

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

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The Age

High Court considers case of asylum seekers being returned to Sri Lanka

Asylum seeker being delivered to court in Galle on Tuesday, after Australian authorities handed the group of 41 over to the Sri Lanka navy.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Missing asylum seekers are in Australian custody, court told

Asylum seeker being delivered to court in Galle on Tuesday, after Australian authorities handed the group of 41 over to the Sri Lanka navy.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

ABC News

Sri Lankan military spokesman confirms asylum seekers return

MARK COLVIN: 41 would-be asylum seekers who hoped to get to Australia will shortly be locked up by police in the Sri Lankan port city of Galle.

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Daily Reporter

Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Australia's government confirmed Monday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage from human rights groups who fear those on board could face persecution when they return to their home country.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lankan President says extremists bring no justice to any religion

July 04, Galle: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that those who condemn other religions and speak against other faiths are only bringing disgrace to their own religion.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Colombo Page

Sri Lanka Opposition Leader to visit areas affected by communal violence

June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party leader and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has scheduled a visit to the Beruwala, Aluthgama and Dharga Town areas which were recently affected by communal violence.

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Hispanic Business

Sri Lanka : Special rehabilitation centers for drug addicts opened

The latest rehabilitation centre including counseling services and residential treatment facilities for the drug addicts was opened in Kandalkadu, Polonnaruwa, said the Assistant Director of the .

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Colombo Page

Sri Lankan fisher community takes to streets to protest death of colleague

June 27, Galle: Fishermen in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka today took to streets blocking roads and clashing with police to protest the death of a colleague at sea.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Colombo Page

Reinstated Mayor of Sri Lanka's southern city of Galle speaks of city's development

June 26, Galle: The reinstated Mayor of the Southern City of Galle Methsiri de Silva has said that he had to face many challenges to get his mayorship back after he was removed from the post.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

Chronicle Live

Forensic expert re-lives horror of handling hundreds of Boxing Day tsunami bodies

David Collins, from Consett, County Durham, secured a A 465,000 pay-out after the experience of identifying victims of the 2004 disaster scarred him for life A forensic expert today revealed how the horrors of handling bodies from the Boxing Day tsunami left him scarred for life and drove him to suicide.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Sri Lanka: After the war is over

When builders set about restoring the original 150-year-old heritage wing of Colombo's classic Galle Face Hotel they made a fascinating, if not ever so slightly salacious, discovery.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

Hindustan Times

Sri Lanka 3 killed 75 injured in ethnic clashes

A Sri Lankan boy attends a special prayer during Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo.

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