« Lifting the lid on Sri Lanka’s war crimes

Sri Lankan’s face deportation despite safety fears

[Channel 4]

The Channel 4 documentary, Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, features devastating video evidence of horrific war crimes committed by both the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers in the final weeks of Sri Lanka’s civil war, in 2009. And it did not end there. Channel 4 News recently obtained evidence from within Sri Lanka’s “closed off” corner, showing evidence of ongoing repression and abuse in the country. Now we can reveal that Sri Lankans who fled to the UK for safety are being forced back into Sri Lanka - and into danger. At least 40 asylum seekers, the majority of whom are Tamil, are being deported from the UK on a charter flight in two days’ time.

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