CPI(M) urges for aid to Lankan refugees willing to return

Observing that the Centre and the state governments have a responsibility to ensure a secure and dignified life for Sri Lankan refugees, CPI(M) on Monday said financial assistance must be extended to those willing to return to the island nation.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 02, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

Chennai: Observing that the Centre and the state governments have a responsibility to ensure a secure and dignified life for Sri Lankan refugees, CPI(M) on Monday said financial assistance must be extended to those willing to return to the island nation.

"The Centre and state governments should extend financial assistance for their return home and guarantee a support structure for their livelihood such as house to ensure that they lead a new life," a resolution passed at the end of the party's three-day state committee meeting said.

The governments have the responsibility to ensure a secure and dignified life for the refugees, who wished to return to the island nation, it said, adding various schemes, including those with specific provisions to aid their return, should be created.

Senior party leaders P Sampath, Prakash Karat, K Varadarajan, G Ramakrishnan, T K Rangarajan, U K Balakrishnan, A Soundararajan participated in the meeting, which concluded today.