Colombo Telegraph

Tamils To Be Deported Despite Clear Torture Evidence

Two chartered flights bound for Sri Lanka are scheduled to take off next week, as evidence of human rights abuses mounts.

The UK is to go ahead with a mass removal of Tamils to Sri Lanka next week despite mounting evidence from human rights group that many of them could be tortured on their return.

At least two and possibly three chartered flights are scheduled to leave the UK from Wednesday carrying an unknown number of Sri Lankan Tamils whose pleas to remain in the UK have been refused. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) refuses to discuss such flights until they have landed.

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