Doctor who killed abusive husband fights deportation

A SRI-LANKAN-born doctor serving jail time for the manslaughter of her violent and abusive husband is appealing to the Immigration Minister to let her stay in Australia after her release.

Dr Chamari Liyanage is serving a four-year term in a Western Australian prison after she was convicted in February of bludgeoning fellow doctor Dinendra Athukorala to death in their Geraldton home in June 2014.

In February, a jury acquited her of the more serious charge of murder after evidence that Dr