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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 - 18:31
243 individuals to be deported from Sri Lanka
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The Department of Immigration and Emigration has given a two week deadline for foreign refugees and asylum seekers registered with the UNHCR in Sri Lanka to leave or face deportation.

According to Sulakshana Perera spokesperson at the UNHCR in Colombo, since the 8th of June  the UNHCR has been receiving reports that these documented refugees and asylum-seekers in Sri Lanka have been issued with letters from the Department of Immigration and Emigration ordering them to leave the country within 14 days or face deportation proceedings, citing overstay of visas.

The eviction order will affect over 300 foreigners in the country including 88 recognized refugees and 243 asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Sri Lanka which includes mostly Pakistani nationals.

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