Tamil refugees

India committed to build 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka: Govt

India is committed to build 50,000 houses for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka.

Dec 08, 2015, 14:59 PM IST

TN says refugees return only after SL Tamils' rehab

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measures in Sri Lanka.

Feb 17, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

Withdraw proposal to send Tamil refugees back to Sri Lanka: MDMK

Erstwhile NDA ally MDMK on Sunday urged the Centre not to go ahead with the proposal for sending back Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to their country, claiming that the move is aimed at preventing action against the island nation government in the UN Human Rights Council.

Feb 01, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Remnants of LTTE trying to make Andaman and Nicobar islands safe haven?

Are the islands of Andaman and Nicobar potential terror hubs?
Yes, feels the administration of the Union Territory, which has said the possibility of left out LTTE cadre trying to make them a safe haven cannot be ruled out.

Feb 23, 2014, 10:25 AM IST

Lankan Tamil refugees arrive by illegal boat service, one held

A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, who arrived in Rameswaram by an illegal boat service, has been taken into custody for questioning, police said.

Dec 15, 2013, 23:03 PM IST

Five Lankan Tamils arrested

Five Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were on Sunday arrested for allegedly planning to migrate to Australia illegally through brokers.

Jun 30, 2013, 22:56 PM IST

UAE urged not to deport Tamil refugees

Human Rights Watch has urged the UAE not to deport 19 Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka because they would be at serious risk of torture and persecution upon return.

Apr 07, 2013, 15:22 PM IST

Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from India

Over 5,000 refugees have already returned to the country under the UNHCR programme.

Sep 19, 2012, 21:00 PM IST

Tamil refugees return to Sri Lanka from India

A group of over 70 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have returned from India under an ongoing UN refugee agency programme.

Sep 19, 2012, 20:11 PM IST

Sri Lanka ready to welcome more Tamil refugees

Sri Lanka will welcome more Tamil refugees who fled the country to India and want to return home, a top minister has said.

Sep 02, 2012, 16:15 PM IST

Lanka ready to welcome more Tamil refugees from India

Sri Lanka will welcome more Tamil refugees who fled the country to India, a top minister has said.

Sep 02, 2012, 15:37 PM IST

Attempt to ferry Lankan Tamil refugees to Oz foiled

Police have foiled an attempt to illegally ferry six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Australia and detained all of them for questioning.

Aug 04, 2012, 10:46 AM IST

Jaya announces welfare measures for Tamil refugees

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa ordered extension of the government`s
comprehensive health insurance scheme to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees.

Mar 25, 2012, 00:48 AM IST

India determined to accelerate pace of rehabilitation in Sri Lanka: Rao

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said India is determined to accelerate the pace of rehabilitation in Sri Lanka.

Aug 19, 2010, 14:56 PM IST

India to engage with Sri Lanka on resettlement of Tamils

India said it would work with
Sri Lankan government to ensure resettlement of 3,00,000
people displaced in the northern region which has been freed
from the LTTE and was keen to see revival of the political
process there.

Dec 04, 2009, 13:25 PM IST

Meeting to discuss problems of Tamils lodged in camps in TN

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi on Sunday said he has convened a meeting of ministers
and government officials here tomorrow to discuss the status
of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees lodged in camps in the State.

Nov 01, 2009, 21:03 PM IST

‘Tamil refugees in Sri Lanka to be resettled by Jan 2010’

Sri Lankan government hopes to
resettle majority of war displaced Tamils by January next
year, a senior minister has assured amidst rising pressure
from the US and other Western nations to send the Tamils home.

Oct 31, 2009, 14:43 PM IST

India steps in, offers $100 mn for Sri Lanka refugees

India on Sunday offered Sri Lanka $100 million to help war refugees return home and rebuild the country`s ravaged north, as New Delhi seeks to engage in the island nation`s post-war reconstruction and retain influence.

Oct 18, 2009, 23:32 PM IST

Jaya slams Lanka fact-finding tour over omission of oppn MPs

As MPs belonging to DMK-led front
in Tamil Nadu visits Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission,
AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Saturday flayed the tour over omission
of opposition members and raised doubts.

Oct 10, 2009, 15:13 PM IST

Take steps to ensure Tamil refugees live `honorably` in island

BJP`s Tamil Nadu unit on Sunday said Centre and State govts should take steps to enable Lankan Tamil refugees living in the state to lead `honourable` life
in the island nation rather than offering Indian citizenship
to them.

Oct 04, 2009, 20:45 PM IST