Australia deports 48 Lankans

Under new rules announced on July 19, anyone – including a person from Sri Lanka – who arrives in Australia by boat without a visa no longer has the chance to settle in Australia.“If they are not quickly returned to Colombo, they will be taken to Papua New Guinea or Nauru where their claims will be assessed,” the spokesman said. “If these claims are not covered by Australia’s international obligations, they will be returned to their homeland wherever possible.” “When people arrive in Australia without a valid visa, any claims they make for their reasons to travel to Australia are assessed by the department,” the spokesman said. A further 48 Sri Lankan unauthorised maritime arrivals (UMAs) returned to Colombo today from Australia after failing to meet Australia’s international obligations, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) said.The group, which consisted of 35 single adult males and 13 people in family groups including seven children, departed Christmas Island at 1pm AEST today to be flown back to the Sri Lankan capital. Their return takes the number of Sri Lankans sent home to more than 1300 – more than 1100 of them involuntarily – since August last year. A DIAC spokesman said returning the group to Sri Lankans sends a powerful message. “These enhanced screening arrangements will continue and if they do not engage Australia’s international obligations, people will be quickly returned to Sri Lanka,” the spokesman said. “This is making it clear that those who pay smugglers are throwing their money away and risking their lives in the process.”People returned involuntarily do not have access to reintegration assistance. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Numeric adventure from Arena Zagreb

Here is our numeric adventure from the first clash of the VELUX EHF Champions League between PPD Zagreb and FC Barcelona 23:25:7 minutes was enough for Spanish champions to broke the last PPD Zagreb lead 5:4 (12.) with series 5:0 to make 9:5 after 19 minutes of the match. Veselin Vujovic team was in minus until the end of the match since that moment…26 minutes of the match PPD Zagreb didn’t shot from the line-player position. Ilija Brozovic got the first ball and scored for 8:11….PPD Zagreb coach Veselin Vujovic took his second time-out after only 22 minutes of the match.Chance to put his team 6 goals ahead had Viran Morros in 38th minute, but Barca’s defensive specialist missed the counter-attack chance for 18:12…16 shots had PPD Zagreb right back Luka Stepancic against Danijel Šarić. He scored nine goals, with more than 50% efficiency…0/5 had PPD Zagreb hero from Kolding, left back Sandro Obranovic, against FC Barcelona. Dusko Celica shot 0/3, while Luka Šebetić had 0/2.100% efficiency in Zagreb Arena had Zlatko Horvat (5/5) and Ilija Brozovic (2/2) in host team, while Cedrik Sorhaindo (1/1) and Daniel Sarmiento (2/2) where the most precise among the winners.15.200 fans in Zagreb Arena are the new record holders of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2014/2015.15 from 23 PPD Zagreb goals have been scored by lefthander players Stepancic, Horvat and Vuglac.5 from 17 was shot of PPD Zagreb righthanded back players (Obranovic, Celica, Valcic and Mandalinic)3 last goals for FC Barcelona were scored by team captain Victor Tomas.9 from 11 Barca’s goals scored wing players Sigurdsson and Tomas.The first 2 minutes exclusion has been seen in 33th minute (Valcic). FC Barcelonappd zagreb ← Previous Story Barca beat Zagreb and 15.000 fans in Arena Next Story → Kielce in Skopje: 200.000 people have same dream… read more