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Sunday Jul 13 | ABC News

Fact file: Why the fate of 153 asylum seekers is in the hands of the High Court

On June 20, the Federal Government announced the "continued success" of its border protection operations, evidenced by six months without a "successful people smuggling venture".

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Sunday Jul 13 | Stuff.co.nz

Dark secrets of Sri Lankan asylum seekers

UNCERTAIN FUTURE: The repatriated Sri Lankan asylum seekers - Hemantha Kuruppu , Janaka Gayan Athukorala , and Sujeewa Saparamadu - and their families.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Age

A treasure map and assassination bid

Fear for their lives ... from left, Hemantha Kuruppu, 41, Janaka Gayan Athukorala, 40, and Sujeewa Saparamadu, 42. Part of group of 41 asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Sri Lanka releases intercepted migrants; 5 held

A Sri Lankan court has released dozens of asylum seekers who were detained after Australia intercepted their boat and sent them back to their home country.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Independent

Australia must give 72 hours before returning 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Tony Abbott's government has already faced international condemnation for sending back a group of 41 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Reuters

Australia says 41 asylum seekers handed back to Sri Lanka at sea

Australia said on Monday 41 asylum seekers had been handed to Sri Lankan authorities at sea, another step that has galvanized opposition to the government's hardline policy against illegal arrivals and raised fears of rights abuses in Sri Lanka.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Reports of Australia sending Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka draws fire from UN

Displaced Tamils start the day at a welfare camp in Kiran at the government-controlled territory of Batticaloa on Jan. 21, 2007.

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The Globe and Mail

Reports of Australia sending Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka draws fire from UN

Displaced Tamils start the day at a welfare camp in Kiran at the government-controlled territory of Batticaloa on Jan. 21, 2007.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Colombo Page

EU Head of Operations in Sri Lanka visits EU funded projects in North and East

July 01, Colombo: The European Union Head of Operations to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mr. Willy Vandenberghe visited EU funded projects in the Batticaloa and Mullaitivu Districts, the EU Delegation to Sri Lanka said in a release today.

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Colombo Page

Excavations of Muslim mass grave site in eastern Sri Lanka postponed

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have postponed the excavations of a suspected mass grave site in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka till 18th of August, Police media Unit said.

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Colombo Page

Sri Lanka's Commission on Missing Persons to hold next public sittings in Mullaitivu

July 01, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka will hear cases next in Mullaitivu District.

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