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‘Sri Lanka wants Tamil refugees to return’
‘Sri Lanka wants Tamil refugees to return’

At 76, Austin Fernando, a veteran of the Sri Lankan bureaucracy, is perhaps the oldest to hold the post of High Commissioner to India. During his visit to Chennai to obtain first-hand knowledge of the situation pertaining to Tamil refugees, he said that “Sri Lanka needs them. We want them to return”. Excerpts:

The Hindu - Feb 11 15:22 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Tamil Nadu, Refugees ]

Tamil asylum seeker family to be deported to Sri Lanka next year
Tamil asylum seeker family to be deported to Sri Lanka next year

A Tamil asylum seeker family who made their home in a small Queensland town will be deported to Sri Lanka, after the Federal Court on Friday rejected their bid to stay in Australia. Nadesalingam, Priya and their two daughters made an eleventh-hour appeal to the Federal Court in August after they were taken into detention in March, but their appeal was rejected on…

SBS - Dec 21 19:05 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Refugees, Australia, WarCrimes ]

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