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Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 12:51
Do not isolate Sri Lanka: a request from Australia
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Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has lashed out at critics of Sri Lanka, accusing asylum-seeker advocates of using boatpeople to pursue a political agenda of internationally isolating the once war-torn nation.

On his return from Sri Lanka yesterday, the Immigration Minister said that isolating Sri Lanka would only harm economic growth and increase the prospect of more people-smuggler boats coming to Australia.

He also stated that it is offensive to suggest that people being returned to Sri Lanka, most of whom are economic refugees, face persecution.

Morrison said they raise human rights issues where there is a need, but the economic growth in Sri Lanka has affirmed our view of working constructively and supportively with Sri Lanka.
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