Urgent Action: Pakistani Christian family at risk of deportation

A Pakistani Catholic family – ages ranging from 11 to 57 - have been arrested for overstaying their visas in Sri Lanka. The family fled Pakistan when their lives were threatened and arrived in Sri Lanka seeking asylum. Amnesty International learnt on Friday 31 May 2019, that they are currently detained in deplorable conditions and that there are plans to deport them immediately. Forcibly returning them to Pakistan will put them in harm’s way, as safety for minorities has deteriorated in recent years.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English to:


Tilak Marapana
Sir, Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha
Colombo 00100
Sri Lanka 
Emails:  publicity@formin.gov.lk, cypher@mfa.gov.lk, sfa@mfa.gov.lk
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Her Excellency MISS MANISHA GUNASEKERA High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 13 Hyde Park Gardens W2 2LU 020 7262 1841 Fax 020 7262 7970 mail@slhc-london.co.uk www.srilankahighcommission.co.uk

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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