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Friday, 10 March 2017 - 6:59
SL families who sheltered Edward Snowden seek Canada asylum
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Sri lankan Refugees who sheltered rogue National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are seeking asylum in Canada.

The three families' lawyers have filed claims on their behalf.

Some city legislators say two Sri Lankan nationals have been targeted by Sri Lanka police who have travelled to Hong Kong.

The refugee families fed and housed Snowden for two weeks when he fled the US after leaking thousands of files.

Snowden - who now lives in Russia - tweeted on Thursday that he hoped Canada would grant their request.

Two of the refugees - Sri Lankan nationals Supun Thilina and Ajith Pushpa Kumara - have said they are being illegally pursued by police.

Sri Lankan police have denied the allegatio


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