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Sri Lankan refugees on march to Delhi

[Hindu, Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:47 No Comment]

En route to Delhi, over 100 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from camps in Tamil Nadu and Orissa on Monday entered into Maharashtra through Adilabad.

Their aim is to meet government functionaries and BJP leaders in Delhi and urge them to ensure the implementation of the India-Sri Lanka accord signed in 1987.

The 2,005-km march which started at the Rajiv Gandhi memorial at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on January 16, will culminate in Delhi on March 18.

The rallyists belong to the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front.

ENDLF Deputy General Secretary S. Vaseekaran told The Hindu here that 3,700 Tamils had followed the Indian Peace Keeping Force personnel from Sri Lanka in 1991.

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