Written by Bella Dalima
10 Jul, 2014 | 7:17 pm
Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop says that the Australian Government will not comment on the 153 asylum seekers as the matter is now before the law.Bishop made this comment in response to a question raised by an Australian-based radio network.
Julie Bishop said:
[quote]This is a matter that is being heard before the court, I am not going to comment on matters that are in the midst of a judicial hearing. That would be entirely inappropriate. Any matter that involves the people smuggling trade is subject to the policies of operation sovereign borders under the command of General Campbell and part of the success to-date has been not to provide people smugglers with information that they use to ply their trade.[/quote]
Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera spoke to News1st in Kandy. He shared these thoughts.
[quote]Sri Lanka has developed, even the Prime Minister of Australia stated this recently. That is why 41 people who travelled there were returned to the country. They believe that Sri Lanka is secure. They understand that there is no longer a reason for people to leave the country .[/quote]
Meanwhile, 14 asylum seekers at the Christmas Island Detention Centre have been placed on the watch list for self harm
According to Australian media reports earlier this week a group of asylum seeker mothers who gave birth to children in Australia threatened to commit suicide in a bid to have their children resettled in Australia.
They have been placed under 24-hour surveillance.
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