Mr Selvarasa arrived at Christmas Island by boat on 26 July 2013, aged 21.
Human Rights Watch researcher Sophie McNeill said these refugees need to be prioritised.
Sri Lankan refugee Thanush Selvarasa has advocated for more rights for refugees.
“It’s devastating to see that these people have just been forgotten about. These are people who have spent years and years now enduring horrific circumstances,” he told SBS News.
‘Let’s end this cruelty’
The Coalition maintains this group will never settle in Australia but hasn’t announced another overseas pathway.
“We should draw a line here and say this is no longer who we are and let’s end this cruelty.”
Permanent protection option opens for others
“The Department of Home Affairs is clogged and backlogged.”
And his message to politicians: “Please give us a good solution to rebuild our lives.”