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Help to stop Shiromini getting deported. She is three months away from completing a degree.

UPDATE: Shiromini has now been released! 

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A plea from Hywel Williams MP for Arfon: 

''My constituent Shiromini faces imminent deportation. She's weeks away from graduating from @BangorUni.''

You can sign the petition here!

Mae Sri Lanka yn parhau i fod yn le peryglus iawn a tydi Shiromini heb gael unrhyw gysylltiad gwirioneddol gyda'r wlad ers iddi fod yn blentyn. Mae ei halltudiaeth ar fin digwydd; nid yn unig yw hyn yn anghyfiawn ac yn annheg, ond bydd yn amddifadu Cymru ac yn wir economi'r DU o’r cyfraniad y bydd yn ei wneud yn ei maes.

Gyda dim ond tri mis ar ôl ar ei chwrs gradd ym Mangor, mae'n ymddangos yn gam gwag iawn i gwtogi ei hastudiaeth ym Mangor, dadwreiddio ei theulu a disgwyl iddi barhau fel yr arfer yn ôl yn Sri Lanka lle, fel y deallaf, nid oes unrhyw gwrs tebyg a fyddai’n galluogi iddi raddio.
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Sri Lanka is still a very dangerous place and Shiromini has had no real ties with the country since her early childhood. Her imminent deportation is not only unjust and unfair but will also deprive Wales and indeed the UK economy of the contribution she will make.

With only three months left on her academic course, it seems unduly severe to curtail her studying at Bangor University, uproot her family and expect her to carry on as usual back in Sri Lanka where, as I understand it, there is no comparable course that would enable her to graduate. 

#ShirominiMustStay

shiromini satkunarajah United Kingdom

A message from Shiromini,

I complete 8 years in the UK today  (23/02/17) and I’m a 20-year-old female. I was arrested on Tuesday and was informed that my application was refused. A ticket back to Sri Lanka is booked for the 28th February. I was handed the refusal letter which states “You do not have a right to appeal or administrative review against the decision to refuse your application” I was taken home straight away to pack a bag and taken to Caernarfon police station. Before being put in the cell I was assured that we would shortly be taken to the detention centre. I arrived to the Yarl’s wood removal centre at 7pm on 23/2/17.

I am currently three months away from completing all exams and assessments to graduate in BENG Electronic Engineering (Honors). I achieved 84% in first year, 77% in second year and 87.5% so far in the first semester of third year. As you can see, I’m easily on target on getting a first class and graduate on the 20th July. 

I seek for help from everyone to overturn the decision to deport me on the 28th February.

#WomanInEngineering

#WeWantShiromini

The petition will be delivered to:
  • Member of Parliament
    Amber Rudd MP
  • Carwyn Jones
  • Robert Goodwill
  • George Osborne

shiromini satkunarajah started this petition yesterday and now has over 8,000 supporters. 

Reasons for Signing

Shiromini is a great student and credit to Bangor University. It would be criminal to deny her the degree she worked very hard for the last three years. My heart with you Mini

Mohammed Mabrook, Bangor, United Kingdom

Shiromini is a model student, a brilliant contributor to our local community and a lovely woman. She works incredibly hard at her studies and has an uncommonly high level of love and caring for the people around her. We have seen this time and again at our local church and among the university students. Please sign this.

Matt Dawson, Oulton, United Kingdom

I´m signing cuz shes my cousin and deserves her degree

Plesi Navaratnarajah, Germany

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