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Lives of Lankan Tamils still the same, says Chennai based lawyer

January 25, 2011 - Chennai

A Chennai-based lawyer who was recently arrested in Sri Lanka for visiting the northern part of the island nation without permission from Colombo, has said that there is no truth to the claim that Sri Lankan Tamils are leading a normal life almost a year after the conclusion of the civil war.

The Makkal Osai quoted E. Angayarkanni, as saying that the condition of Tamils remained the same as it was immediately after the war.

She said her visits to several places in the north showed that the lives of people who were living in camps or were relocated to other places remained the same despite the government's claim otherwise.

Angayarkanni was detained by the Sri Lankan Army near the Omanthai checkpoint despite having valid permits, and was released after the Indian Government's intervention.

She had visited Parvathi Ammal, the late LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran's mother.


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