Monday, 12th April 2021

Austin Fernando on Tamil refugees: Sri Lanka needs them, we want them to return

British Asia News network- AD

Chennai: Austin Fernando a 76 year old veteran of the Lankan bureaucracy is the oldest to hold the post of High Commissioner to India. During his visit to Chennai he said that “Sri Lanka needs them. We want them to return “with reference to Tamil refugees.

When Lankan PM was in New Delhi in October 2018, a decision was taken that the verification of people – 3,815 names should be undertaken by the Indian government.

Austin Fernando also said voluntary repatriation is not an easy task. The refugees wouldn’t want to get into difficult situations once again. They would rather decide to stay as per their convenience.

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