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Tamil Nadu government will legally handle the return of Tamil Tamils: Prime Minister


“The Tamil Nadu government will strive to ensure a new dawn for the Lankan Tamils,” MK Stalin said (File)

Chennai:

Knowing the sudden arrival of Sri Lankan citizens to the state, Tamil Nadu’s Prime Minister MK Stalin said on Thursday that the government was in contact with the center on how to deal with the issue legally.

Referring to media reports about the Lanka citizens fleeing the crisis-stricken island nation and reaching the coast of Tamil Nadu en masse, the prime minister said he had already instructed officials to contact the central government about dealing with the issue legally.

“I (the news of) the suffering (Lankan) Tamils ​​recently looked at Tamil Nadu. I instructed my officials yesterday to get in touch with the relevant ministry of the Union and officials, also on how to address this issue to deal legally, “the Prime Minister told the Assembly.

“The Tamil Nadu government will strive to ensure a new dawn for the Lankan Tamils,” he assured.

A group of 10 members, including women and children, fled the economic crisis plaguing their island nation and arrived in Rameswaram on Wednesday. Earlier, six fleeing Lankan citizens entered Tamil Nadu.

To raise the issue in the Assembly, Congressman S Vijayadharani tried to know if the Tamil Nadu government could intervene and help the tormented Lankan Tamils.

With reports claiming that the price of essential commodities is hitting the roof, there is an acute shortage of petroleum products in Sri Lanka. Last week, India announced a $ 1 billion line of credit to the island nation to deal with the crisis after extending $ 500 million earlier.

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