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India committed to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka

India committed to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka

India is committed to build 50,000 houses for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. MORE..

December 8, 2015  04:35 pm|

Human trafficking racket busted in Kerala; 9 Sri Lankans arrested

Human trafficking racket busted in Kerala; 9 Sri Lankans arrested

Kerala police on Thursday busted a racket of trafficking Sri Lankan refugees from Tamil Nadu to Australia. MORE..

September 25, 2015  11:39 am|

Sri Lankan refugees guarded in reaction to Sri Lankan poll results

Sri Lankan refugees guarded in reaction to Sri Lankan poll results

The Sri Lankan Tamils at the Mandapam camp reacted to the election of United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister with cautious optimism. MORE..

August 21, 2015  11:50 am|

Another batch of Sri Lankan refugees return home

Another batch of Sri Lankan refugees return home

A fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees headed back to their homeland from the international airport in Tiruchi on Tuesday, The Hindu reported. MORE..

July 30, 2015  10:09 am|

Sri Lankan refugee sentenced to 20 years jail for stabbing

Sri Lankan refugee sentenced to 20 years jail for stabbing

A man found guilty of the stabbing murder of a fellow Sri Lankan refugee in Adelaides north has been jailed for at least 20 years by an Australian court. MORE..

July 28, 2015  09:45 am|

Lankan asylum seekers killed in Australian road crash

Lankan asylum seekers killed in Australian road crash

The two men who died in a crash in Darwin on Wednesday night were Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka who came to Australia for a better life, their friends have said. MORE..

July 24, 2015  05:40 pm|

Four Sri Lankan refugees released from Indian camp

Four Sri Lankan refugees released from Indian camp

Four Sri Lankan refugees lodged in a special camp at the Tiruchi Central Prison in India were released on Saturday, the Hindu Newspaper reported. MORE...

July 19, 2015  03:09 pm|

Lankan refugee stages protest at camp

 Lankan refugee stages protest at camp

A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee housed in a camp at Thuraimangalam near Perambalur abstained from taking food for some time on Friday seeking action against one of the refugees. MORE..

June 27, 2015  09:25 am|

Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police

Lankan refugees allege illegal custody, torture by Police

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees of Aanaiyur camp in Madurai are living in morbid fear borne out of police torture. MORE..

June 25, 2015  11:24 pm|

Young refugees in TN keen on trying luck in Sri Lanka

Young refugees in TN keen on trying luck in Sri Lanka

As World Refugee Day falls tomorrow, several young Sri Lankan Tamils born and raised in camps in Tamil Nadu are eager to go back to the land of their ancestors to try and connect with their roots and get a sense of belonging. MORE..

June 19, 2015  10:04 pm|

Sri Lankan assaulted in Tiruchi special camp

Sri Lankan assaulted in  Tiruchi special camp

A Sri Lankan Tamil, Y. Srijeyan (39), housed in a special camp in Tiruchi, sustained a head injury after he was allegedly assaulted by two other inmates on Sunday night. MORE..

June 16, 2015  09:14 am|

Migrants say Australia paid smugglers to turn back

Migrants say Australia paid smugglers to turn back

Indonesias foreign minister on Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims that Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations. MORE..

June 13, 2015  01:12 pm|

Lankan refugee flees from custody in Koyambedu

Lankan refugee flees from custody in Koyambedu

A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee fled from custody while being escorted to Puzhal prison at the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu on Thursday. MORE..

June 13, 2015  10:36 am|

Australia denies officials paid people smugglers

Australia denies officials paid people smugglers

The Australian government has denied claims that customs officials paid thousands of dollars to people smugglers to take asylum seekers back to Indonesia. MORE..

June 11, 2015  09:54 am|

Sri Lankan refugee seeks compensation for his daughters death

Sri Lankan refugee seeks compensation for his daughters death

A Sri Lankan refugee at a Tamil Nadu refugee camp today moved the Madras High court seeking Rs 10 lakh in compensation from the state government for the death of his minor daughter who succumbed to injuries as the dilapidated house they were staying in collapsed in rains last year. MORE..

June 9, 2015  09:51 am|

Detained Lankan refugees plead for NZ help

Detained Lankan refugees plead for NZ help

Sixty-five refugees including Sri Lankan nationals detained in Indonesia are pleading for help from the New Zealand Government. MORE..

June 6, 2015  10:22 am|

Sri Lankan refugee found guilty of stabbing neighbour

Sri Lankan refugee found guilty of stabbing neighbour

A man who fatally stabbed a fellow Sri Lankan refugee has been found guilty of murder by an Adelaide jury, which earlier heard the crime was committed after the victim called his killer a lady boy. MORE..

May 29, 2015  02:43 pm|

Vienna airport security staff smuggled Lankan migrants to US, UK

Vienna airport security staff smuggled Lankan migrants to US, UK

Austrian police have arrested several security employees at Vienna airport over their alleged role in smuggling illegal immigrants to Britain and the US, officials confirmed on Tuesday. MORE..

May 27, 2015  11:03 am|

No room for separatism and violence, says Lankan Cannes star

No room for separatism and violence, says Lankan Cannes star

Jesuthasan Anthonythasan, the Tamil Tiger child soldier who attained international stardom when his film Dheepan bagged the Palme dOr at Cannes this year, has well and truly abjured violence and separatism, which had marked his life in Sri Lanka. MORE..

May 26, 2015  02:52 pm|

Dheepan wins Palme dOr in upset Cannes finale

Dheepan wins Palme dOr in upset Cannes finale

The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiards Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festivals coveted top honor, the Palme dOr. MORE..

May 26, 2015  11:29 am|

Majority of Sri Lankan refugees not willing to return - Swaminathan

Majority of Sri Lankan refugees not willing to return - Swaminathan

Only 35 per cent of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu are willing to come back, D.M. Swaminathan, Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs, said on Friday. MORE..

May 16, 2015  11:14 am|

Sri Lankan refugee accused of stabbing fellow refugee

Sri Lankan refugee accused of stabbing fellow refugee

A Sri Lankan refugee accused of murder allegedly stabbed another refugee through the stomach with such force the blade damaged the victims spine, an Adelaide court has heard. MORE..

May 14, 2015  10:28 am|

65 Sri Lankan refugees return from India

65 Sri Lankan refugees return from India

A batch of 65 Sri Lankan refugees, from some 32 families, returned from India today, Minister of Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan told Ada Derana. MORE..

May 13, 2015  06:18 pm|

Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket

Sri Lankan gang arrested over fake passport racket

The Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police busted on Wednesday, a fake passport racket run by a Sri Lankan gang which had been issuing fake Indian passports and fake visas to Sri Lankan refugees after collecting huge amounts and helping them to go to Europe and Canada via Nepal. MORE..

April 30, 2015  03:09 pm|

Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

Sri Lankan couple, daughters land near Rameswaram

A Sri Lankan Tamil couple with their three teenage daughters landed clandestinely at Arichalmunai, off Dhanushkodi in the early hours of Friday, The Hindu reports. MORE..

April 18, 2015  05:40 pm|

Lankan refugees held over bid to escape

Lankan refugees held over bid to escape

The Marine police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) in India have apprehended two Sri Lankan Tamil refugees when one of them tried to clandestinely leave for Sri Lanka from Pamban near Ramanathapuram. MORE..

April 9, 2015  10:25 am|

Lankan refugee murdered in India

Lankan refugee murdered in India

A Sri Lankan refugee was hacked to death in his house at Puliampatti refugee camp near Palani on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as G. Kamala Nathan (35), a daily wage worker engaged in painting work. MORE..

April 3, 2015  11:04 am|

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