SL Tamils on hunger strike in TN

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A group of Sri Lankan Tamils who were rescued by Nagapattinam fishermen while they were stranded mid-sea, on Thursday staged a hunger strike at the Mandapam transit camp in Tamil Nadu, urging the government to release them at the earliest.

Around 65 Lankan Tamils, including three women and a child, had engaged a boat last month to take them to Australia from Sri Lanka. However, the agent left them stranded mid-sea, near Nagapattinam. Fishermen rescued them and later handed them over to police. After a brief inquiry, they were sent to the Mandapam transit camp on September 15. (Source: Indian Express)
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  • Minister Friday, 19 October 2012 09:11 AM

    The list of the members of the UNP to be suspended has reached its tail end now. Only a few that could be counted by the fingers of the two hands remain in the party.

    Nodrog Saturday, 20 October 2012 07:21 AM

    lowlut....SL is still a better place to live than stinking Tamil nadu. Trust me, I've lived there. If you feel TN is better then by all means feel free to go.

    Wara Friday, 19 October 2012 04:49 AM

    Most of of them in TN are in hunger even though no strikes !!

    Thomas Friday, 19 October 2012 04:57 AM

    They were all illicit migrants to Australia. Thank God to be saved by the fishermen from drowning in the ocean. Staging a hunger strike is not the way. Sri Lankan govt. must charge these migrants on arrival on Lankan soil. These illicit migrants are disgrace to the country.

    sss Friday, 19 October 2012 05:10 AM

    Who said that? Don't make foolish statements

    Thomas Friday, 19 October 2012 10:50 AM

    Mr.Wara, Make a trip to India and see for yourself before making your statements. Under whatever circumstances, they are feeding our stranded migrants, thanks to them. It is good for one to starve , and feed another in distress.

    lal Friday, 19 October 2012 11:06 PM

    Why do Tamils leave their homeland Tamil Nadu in their thousands? The answer is Tamil Nadu treats poor low castes worse than animals. The rich Tamils leave Sri Lanka because they are not allowed by law to treat the poor low castes like animals. But Lanka gets blamed for everything all the time.

    lolwut Saturday, 20 October 2012 12:20 AM

    Do you actually think that the majority of middle class people have any reason to 'appreciate' their lives in SL?

    SL is becoming a sickening place, and is definitely no better than TN (which is ridden with its own problems like caste discrimination and corruption)

    bandara Friday, 19 October 2012 06:10 AM

    they were disgraced in their own country, hence they decided to migrate illegally

    Lobo Friday, 19 October 2012 07:55 AM

    Let them be there longer then they will appreciate the lives they had in SL and tried to flee from.

    Jesus Saturday, 20 October 2012 04:47 AM

    These guys are in hunger all the time..so get a life eat sosay n masala all the time...cheapest it can get...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 19 October 2012 08:57 AM

    It is hard to believe that they decided to leave the comforts of Mother India (read "Jayalalitha") to go toan unknown island called Nauru at personal peril. "Amma" should keep these poor people in her bosom.


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