Karunanidhi asks for more relief for Tamilians in Sri Lanka

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Chennai, Aug 29(ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked the Central Government to ensure more help for Sri Lankan Tamils.

"The relief and rehabilitation steps being provided to Sri Lankan Tamils are not enough, many of the Tamilians in Sri Lanka are facing hardships and struggling with rain and therefore we demand more attention of the government towards this issue," Karunanidhi told reporters in Chennai.

Sri Lankan Tamils have historical and cultural links with about 60 million Tamils in Tamil Nadu.

In the recent past, the Government of India has requested the Sril Lankan Government to ensure early rehabilitation of the Tamil Sri Lankans after Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabhakaran's killing by Sri Lankan Army.

The Sri Lankan Government declared victory over LTTE in May, ending one of Asia's longest conflicts.

Sri Lanka has pledged to resettle the bulk of the displaced within six months, a tall order given the thousands of landmines that have to be cleared across former Tiger territory. (ANI)

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