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Ranjini deemed genuine refugee earlier now detained as security risk

Ranjini's nightmare began last Thursday when she received a telephone call at her Melbourne home from immigration officials

by Michael Gordon

Ranjini was found to be a genuine refugee before ASIO decided last week she is a security risk for Australia. But the government won’t tell her why, and now she’s facing a life in detention.

IT SHOULD have been cause for unbridled joy. Having fled the trauma and tragedy of life in Sri Lanka, Ranjini had been found to be a refugee, married the man who would be a father to her two boys and begun a new life in suburban Melbourne. Now she was pregnant.
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Sri Lankan Supreme Court petitioned to disqualify Tamil political parties under Sixth Constitutional Amendment

by R. K. Radhakrishnan

Most Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka could become things of the past if the Supreme Court acts on a petition that seeks disqualification of the parties for retaining the demand for a separate state in their party documents, called constitutions.

Long after the Tamil political parties dropped their demand for a separate state, their unamended party constitutions, in which the demand for a Tamil Eelam are stated, have come to haunt them.

pic courtesy of: Keerthi Tennakoon

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, enacted in August 1983, prohibits political parties from having as one of their aims the establishment of a separate State. [Click here to read in full ~ on dbsjeyaraj.com: Sri Lankan Supreme Court petitioned to disqualify Tamil political parties under Sixth Constitutional Amendment]