Distraught family members of the Tamil asylum seeker known as “Mr X” who was deported to Sri Lanka on July 25 have not been able to locate their relative.
More than 14 hours after landing at Colombo airport, the Tamil man had not come out of the airport.
There are reports in the Sri Lankan media that the man has been detained by the Sri Lankan intelligence unit.
While Mr X’s family was waiting for him to emerge from the airport, the Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka arrived at the airport and sought the man’s release. Even the High Commissioner was unsuccessful.