Swiss authorities received 146 asylum applications from Sri Lanka

1037990899Swiss authorities received 146 asylum applications from Sri Lanka last month, reported.

Overall the number of asylum applications filed with the Swiss Government in the first quarter of 2016 dropped by 45 percent comparing to the last quarter of 2015, the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration said in a statement Thursday.

The Swiss authorities received 8,315 asylum seekers’ requests in the first three months of 2016, according to the migration department.

The overall number of applications continues to decline as 1,992 asylum applications were filed in March, 25 percent less than in February.

The majority of the March asylum applications, 227, came from those, who fled Eritrea, Afghanistan nationals followed with 166 requests. The Swiss authorities also received 146 applications from asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, 143 requests from Gambians, 143 from Iraqis and 141 from Syrians.

The department stressed that despite the significant decrease in the quantity of requests, the migration issue was unpredictable and the situation might change at any time. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The West will continue to encourage and entertain Tamils’ lies to occupy the moral high ground. However, I was in Europe to tell the truth, but they didn’t accept the truth. It shows their double standards.

    I went to Germany in 2011 to tell the story of the injustice I have experienced in Australia and Canada. However, the Germans did not allow me to work in Germany, in order to stop my writings. Therefore, I had to apply for a political asylum. Since I had applied for a political asylum, I was placed in a filthy camp in Germany, few weeks later I was placed with three others in a one bedroom apartment. I was not allowed to work. I was not allowed to leave the city without permission. I could not even afford to buy a winter jacket. I never lived in this kind of condition in my life. In January 2012 my mother passed away in Sri Lanka. It was my responsibility to be at the funeral. I requested for permission to go to Sri Lanka for the funeral, but I was told by a German immigration officer that they would not grant me permission. I was also told that if I wanted to be at the funeral I had to withdraw my political asylum application, and leave Germany for good. Using my mother`s funeral to hide the dirty democracy and human rights abuses of Australia and Canada is not humane.

    After I had few discussions with my friends and relatives, I withdrew my political asylum in writing. However, the German Immigration still refused to return my Australian passport. I desperately wanted to attend my mother’s funeral. I called everywhere to get my passport back, but no one was willing to return it. Finally, I found out which immigration office had my passport. I went to the immigration office and got my passport. I came to my apartment straight from the immigration office to get my luggage to catch a flight to Sri Lanka, but they have changed my apartment lock. Due to this dirty act I could not get into the apartment to get my luggage; therefore, I could not catch the flight on time to attend my mother’s funeral. The Germans deliberately stopped me from attending my mother’s funeral. They have enjoyed doing this to me as they have enjoyed killing millions of innocent people in the gas chambers. Please browse to know about Australia’s and Canada’s double standards.

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