(Lanka-e-News - 01.Oct.2017, 6.00PM) If the people of South haven’t the capacity to provide protection ,food and water to the refugees from Rohingya who have arrived in Sri Lanka , they shall be immediately sent to the North , Northern provincial council member M.K. Sivajilingam said .
Not only the present refugees even in the future , if refugees do come to this country for any reason , the residents of the north are capable of looking after them , the P.C. member asserted.
Sivajilingam pointed out for some reason when a group is in desperation and destitution , to show discrimination on grounds of race and religion, and act wickedly towards them is most unjust and unfair. If only the people of the South had acted according to true Buddhist tenets , they could have come to the rescue of those refugees , he noted.
During the North East war , most countries where there were no Tamil people or Hindu priests , provided not only protection but even every facilities to the Tamil refugees . Those countries even gave them citizenship , Sivajilingam pinpointed.
Hence , when any group comes into this country from another as refugees , they must be provided relief on humanitarian grounds , he further emphatically stated.
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Well there are lacks of your own Tamils in the hill country without proper facilities specially Houses, They live in shanties due to lack of land. Why don't you invite them and distribute some land to them and settle them in north before inviting foreign refugees.
-- by Prasad on 2017-10-03
Very true. For example, take the Statistics of Switzerland, where Sri Lankans (98% Tamils?) have achieved a 50%
(25005) Naturalisation to end 2015, starting with 3 Sri Lankans in 1983!
-- by punchinilame on 2017-10-03