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Title Dateline: Sri Lanka's New Wave
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary Why are asylum seekers from Sri Lanka turning up on boats in Australian waters in ever increasing numbers? Immediately following the premiere of the new series of Go Back To Where You Came From, Mark Davis presents a special edition of Dateline this Tuesday from Sri Lanka.He joins the Sri Lankan navy as it intercepts another boat loaded with asylum seekers bound for Australia, and asks: now the country's civil war is over, why are things so bad that people are still desperate to leave?And Mark talks to human traffickers, who tell him they are undeterred by Australia's tough new offshore processing laws.Also on Tuesday's program, Evan Williams reports from southern India, where 140,000 Tamils sought refuge during the war in Sri Lanka.The refugees say they now fear for their safety if they return to their homeland, and say they are desperate to reach Australia at any cost.Evan's report looks at how the people smugglers operate, and gives a graphic account of the conditions asylum seekers face on board the boats
Event Broadcast 2012-08-28 at 21:40:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Human smuggling.
Illegal aliens -- Social conditions.
Refugees -- Government policy.
Smuggling -- Economic aspects.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Social conditions.
War victims -- Psychology.
Sri Lanka.
Form Streaming video
Author Davis, Mark, host
Williams, Evan, reporter
Das, Kamal, contributor
Hasan, Chandra, contributor
Karunakaram, Govinthan, contributor
Kumar, Abash, contributor
Rambukwella, Keheliya, contributor
Salvarat, Pon, contributor
Saravanamuttu, Paikiasothy, contributor
Subramanian, Ram, contributor