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October 1, 2010

Acceptance Rate of Sri Lankan Refugee Claims.

During the first six months of 2010, the refugee board accepted 85.5 percent of Sri Lankan refugee claimants.

CBC News conducted an analysis of the numbers released by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. The numbers showed 345 Sri Lankan claims were accepted in six months while 50 were rejected and 705 claims from the same period are pending.

Despite the fact that the war has ended, human rights abuses continue to be reported in the country. However, the acceptance rate has slipped from being the highest in 2008 to seventh in 2010.

In the wake of the arrival of migrant ships from Sri Lanka arriving in October 2009 and August 2010, the federal government continues to speculate as to how to crack down on human smugglers and traffickers.

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