Oct 05, 2017

'Australia hasn't requested funds from Rajendran's family'

The Australian High Commission in Colombo has rejected as false recent media reports suggesting the Australian government has requested funds from the family of Rajeev Rajendran.

In a media release the Australian High Commission says as follows :

The Australian High Commission in Colombo rejects as false recent media reports suggesting the Australian Government has requested funds from the family of Rajeev Rajendran – the Sri Lankan Tamil man who died recently on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea – to repatriate his body to Sri Lanka.

The Australian Government – including the High Commission – has not been approached by Mr Rajendran’s family and has not requested funds to repatriate his body.

As Mr Rajendran died in Papua New Guinea, repatriation arrangements are a matter for the Papua New Guinea Government.

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