Posted on August 24th, 2010

Vijaya Vickrama

Sri Lankan people seeking refuge in affluent countries falsely alleging discrimination, persecution, rape, murder etc. to get sympathy of host countries, has become a common occurarnce.  These assylum seekers and their supporters go on a Sri Lanka bashing spree causing inestimable damage to our country’s reputation.  As a result, our country runs the risk of being branded as a ‘Pariah state’ in many quarters.  They have contributed to certain countries or groups of countries lifting trade priviledges which were were afforded to us.  Thus they should be treated as traiters to our country and having them here is detrimental to our interests.
Taking the above factors into consideration, I suggest that anyone who want to leave Sri Lanka seeking refugee status on grounds enumerated above should not be prevented from gaining refugee status in those countries.  Instead they, as well as those who orchestrate such anti-national propaganda should be treated as traiters, their Sri Lankan citizenships stripped and deny entry to our country during their lifetime, whether they are admitted into the countries where they seek refuge or not.  After all why should they return to Sri Lanka if they risk being treated as they claim?  Even if the assylum seekers are ex-LTTE cadres, it will be much better for us as it will be good riddance of bad rubbish!  If we adopt such a course of action, and give wide publicity to it, I am sure it will deter bogus assylum seekers and most importantly our country’s reputation spared!


  1. Raj Says:

    These asylum seekers if accepted by any other country must not be given dual citizenship.

  2. tharakajayawe Says:

    right on .. raj ..
    they should be treated as traitors ..

  3. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    This is a very fair and good way to deter further damage to the country’s reputation by these bogus asylum seekers who having achieved their goal of foreign citzenship, they unahamedly revisit SriLanka to enjoy the hospitality of SriLankans who are at the receiving end of all these slanders and accusations. Yes such bogus asylum seekers should be banished from SrLanka and dual citizenship disallowed, unless they could prove their allegations at the time of obtaining asylum.

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