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Welfare board for refugees sought

[Express Buzz, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 08:51 No Comment]

Striking a cordial note with Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, PMK founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday concurred with latter’s view that the amenities for the Lankan Tamils living here should be upgraded manifold.

Ramadoss said the amenities sho­uld be increased at least on par with Tibetans who are moving freely throughout India despite being refugees.

Stating that sending back the Tamil refuges to Lanka in the present situation wo­uld only counter-productive for them,the PMK leader said that the steps to be taken for improving the standard of life of the refugees sho­uld be useful and such measures should not be taken under some compulsion.

The Chief Minister should summon the representatives of the refugees and find out their needs and take steps to transform their lives so they could lead a life with self-respect. A sep­arate welfare board should be formed to look after their socio-economic development.

Referring to the well-furnished houses given to Tibetans near Thalavadi along the border of Karnataka, Ramadoss said compared to the condition of their houses, the living conditions in refugee camps were horrible. Lankan Tamils should be provided with habitations like Samathuvapurams.

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