Plea for 'exceptionally able' student
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Sri Lanka deportation plea by MP over Bangor uni student

Arfon MP Hywel Williams has urged the Home Office to allow a deportation-threatened student to finish her studies at Bangor University.

Sri Lankan Shiromini Satkunarajah, 20, has been arrested and taken to a detention centre after being refused asylum.

She has lived in the UK since the age of 12 and is due to take her electrical engineering degree this summer.

A National Union of Students petition backing her bid to stay attracted 27,000 signatures.

The Home Office said it considers each case carefully.

  • 27 Feb 2017