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.
Related news :