August 10, 2012
70 Year Old Grandmother Deported to Sri Lanka
Gunapoosany Kandasamy, a 70 year old Toronto grandmother was deported back to Sri Lanka on Thursday after her refugee claim had been rejected. Her family here in Toronto are finding it increasingly difficult to find accommodations for her back in Sri Lanka, as she has no family or close friends left in Sri Lanka. They fear she will not know what to do when she lands in terms of living conditions.
Her family believes that she was given bad advice on how to remain in Canada; Kandasamy had claimed refugee status instead of having her family sponsor her. The only way her deportation could have been stopped is if immigration officials had granted Kandasamy a humanitarian appeal to stay on compassionate grounds. For the time being she must remain in Sri Lanka and apply for permission to re-enter Canada.
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