Priya and Nadesalingam came to Australia separately by boat in 2012 and 2013, following Sri
Lanka's civil war. They settled in Biloela for four years on a temporary bridging visa, which
ran out in March 2018. The High Court denied their bid to stay in May until an intervention
There were two notices sent to the family stating they will be removed from Australia on
Thursday 29 August and will be sent to Colombo. The family fears persecution due to past
family links to liberation tigers. Lawyers secured an interim injunction in the Federal Circuit
Court in Melbourne on Thursday blocking the family’s removal. A hearing is listed for 10am
on Friday at the Federal Circuit Court.