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Tamil Nadu skips Talks on repatriation of Lankan refugees

Tamil Nadu skips Talks on repatriation of Lankan refugees

Tamil Nadu government did not participate in the talks held in New Delhi on the repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Paneerselvam has told Prime Minister Modi that it is premature to discuss the issue.

The meeting was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan between Joint-Secretary (Sri Lanka-Maldives) Suchitra Durai and a senior official of the Sri Lankan High Commission in India. Reports say that a  list of Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camps and inmates is believed to have been given to the Sri Lankan official.

Reports also say that India has made it clear that all repatriation from India would have to be voluntary.


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