“Ensure Safe Return of Refugees to Sri Lanka” by The New Indian Express

The inter-ministerial talks on resolving the woes of the Tamil refugees in India have resumed. This follows the recent meeting external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had with her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera in Delhi. The refugee problem is a hangover of the ethnic crisis the island nation had experienced. At one time, there were over three lakh Sri Lankan Tamils in India seeking refugee status. Nearly two-thirds have returned to Sri Lanka or other places. Of the remaining, about 60,000 are in refugee camps enjoying whatever little facilities they are entitled to under UN rules. It is only natural that they want to return to their homeland

via: http://www.newindianexpress.com/editorials/Ensure-Safe-Return-of-Refugees-to-Sri-Lanka/2015/02/02/article2647560.ece


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