Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin yesterday announced the decision on renaming the Sri Lankan refugee camps. While speaking at Tamil Nadu Assembly, he said that the Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camps will be renamed as Rehabilitation Camps.
“They are not orphans to be called refugees. We Tamils are with them, and in that spirit, the government has renamed the refugee camps as rehabilitation camps for Sri Lankan Tamils,” the Chief Minister said.
On August 27th, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced a slew of schemes at a cost of ₹317.40 crores for the welfare of the Sri Lankan Tamils living in various camps in the State.
According to the government data, 58,822 are in 108 refugee camps in 29 districts of Tamil Nadu. A total of 34,087 persons are living outside the camps.