Several international media reported today that the group has no eligibility to seek refugee rights in Canada. The MV Sun Sea Thai flagged vessel reached Canada with 493 Tamil nationals last week. It was reported that a majority among them were LTTE terrorists.
This group is demanding refugee status claiming that there is no suitable environment for them to live in Sri Lanka. However, the United Nations states conditions in Sri Lanka for Tamils has vastly improved following the end of 26-year old separatist war. The group is making bogus claims in order to win the sympathy of the Canadian Government. The United Nations underscored that there is no need to accept them as refugees.