Sri Lanka's Tamils face identity crisis

[ BBC ] - [ Jun 28, 2012 12:39:25 GMT ]

Without a national identity card, many Tamils in Sri Lanka cannot avail of basic services and it makes them suspect in the eyes of the police, writes Ponniah Manikavasagam of the BBC's Tamil service. In a remote and dusty part of Kilinochchi district in the Tamil-dominated northern Sri Lanka, people gather around a group of officials working with an election monitoring service called the People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (Paffrel). Sitting in the shade, out of the fierce mid-day heat, officials from Paffrel, along with various government and non-governmental organisations, discuss with local people the status of their National Identity Cards (NIC), a document which is a legal requirement for all citizens of 16 years or over. [ full story ]



Comments [ 2 ]:

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
I suppose they the thugs themselves are preparing for a separation, looking at the state of affairs that's inevitable it seems.
- Jun 28, 2012 12:50:23 GMT

written by adimurugan (India)
Time is running out for SL,,,India sold fish not fishing!
- Jun 28, 2012 16:13:39 GMT

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