Lankan Tamil refugees will never force to return: Tamil Nadu Minister

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Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu will not be sent back to their country without their consent, Tamil Nadu minister for minorities’ welfare and non-resident Tamil welfare, refugees, evacuees and wakf board Gingee K S Masthan said.

“The DMK government will never force the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to return to their home country against their wish,” the minister said while addressing people at the refugee camp in Vazhavandhankottai in Trichy. The minister inspected refugee camps at Vazhavandhankottai and at Kottapattu, Times of India reported.

More than 18,000 families of Sri Lankan refugees have been residing in 108 refugee camps around Tamil Nadu.

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