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Monday, 16 July 2012 - 13:04
Envoy says asylum seekers are not deterred by deportation
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Another asylum seeker boat carrying 51 Sri Lankans has arrived at Christmas Island yesterday.

Reports indicate that the asylum seekers arrived unharmed as opposed to previous occasions when boats capsized killing more than 100 asylum seekers onboard.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia, Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, says turning back boats carrying asylum seekers attempting to leave his country does deter them from trying again.

In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the envoy further stated that many asylum seekers put their lives on the line due to economic needs and reiterated the need for a stringent plan to deal with the multitude of illegal migrants.

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