Kettering man loses bid to bring Sri Lankan parents to UK

The civil war in Sri Lanka ended after 25 years of violence when government troops seized the last area controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels.Pictured are protesters outside in 2009
The civil war in Sri Lanka ended after 25 years of violence when government troops seized the last area controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels.Pictured are protesters outside in 2009
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A Kettering accountant has appealed against a Home Office refusal to allow him to be re-united with his ailing Sri Lanka parents in the UK.

Sivasoruban Sivasubramani, 38, of Rockingham Road, Kettering, told a Birmingham Immigration and Asylum Tribunal that his parents, who are Tamils, felt vunerable in Sri Lanka and wanted to join him and his wife in Kettering.

The Tamil community are said to still be facing trouble with government troops despite an end to the civil war in 2009.

As a result Mr Sivasubramani’s parents are said to have recently moved to another part of Sri Lanka.

Mr Sivasubramani told the tribunal his 74-year-old father had recently been conned out of £350 and had been injured in an accident.

He said his mother, 64, had memory losses and said both parents wanted to come to the UK.

Mr Sivasubramani said: “My wife and I would like more children and I want the love and affection my parents can share with grandchildren.”

Both Mr Sivasubramani and his wife are British citizens and were said to be in an adequate financial position to look after the parents.

A Home Office official, who did not want her name published, said there had been no reason to change the Home Office’s previous decision and advised tribunal chairman Jean Gribble to reject Mr Sivasubramani’s appeal.

She said she would make a decision at a later date.

The civil war ended after 25 years of violence when government troops seized the last area controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels.

But recriminations over abuses by both sides are to said to continue.