Malinga, Muralitharan to discourage asylum seekers from boat journeys to Australia

The government will also be interacting at key ethnic community events, on social media and working directly with community leaders as part of its campaign.

updated: February 27, 2013 11:41 IST
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Melbourne: Sri Lankan cricketers, Lasith Malinga and Muttiah Muralitharan have joined hands with the Australian Government in a campaign to discourage asylum seekers from taking dangerous boat journeys to Australia.

According to an official statement issued by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor recently, the campaign 'Don't be sorry' is targeted to reach ethnic communities whose members often encourage family to take the help of people smugglers to reach Australia.

Malinga and Muralitharan signed on to the campaign, targeting the Iranian, Iraqi, Afghan and Sri Lankan diaspora in Australia.

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