Canada denies refugee status to Sri Lankan Tamil migrant

Apr 13, Vancouver: Another Sri Lankan Tamil migrant who embarked in the Vancouver shores last August aboard the human smuggling ship MV Sun Sea has been denied refugee status by a Canadian federal court.

The migrant, was one of the 492 migrants smuggled into Canada by MV Sun Sea in August 2010.

He was one of the 32 migrants detained by the Canadian federal government authorities for suspected of being members of Sri Lanka’s terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The authorities have already ordered the deportation of two of those asylum seekers for their involvement in the banned terrorist outfit and B-456 was one of them.

The Federal Court judge of Vancouver, Justice Harrington issuing his order has said that the man is “nothing but a bold-faced liar.”

“He is nothing but a bold-faced liar. It has been established beyond doubt that if he is not still a Tamil Tiger, he certainly was. He was in the armed naval wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) a terrorist organization,” the Judge has written.

Through diligent time-consuming work, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has uncovered his affiliation with the terrorist group.

Judge Harrington has said that the man was “maddeningly vague” as to when the association with the LTTE ended.

“As a result of this determination, he is no longer eligible to claim refugee status,” the judge has ruled.

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has previously determined that B-456 was inadmissible and ordered his deportation. But B-456 has demanded a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment be done before he’s deported.


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