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75 Sri Lankan tourists flee India

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 20:20 hrs

Colombo, Feb 26 (IANS) A group of 75 Sri Lankans have been returned by the Indian government from a pilgrimage in south India due to security worries, Xinuua reported Tuesday.

The group who were on a pilgrimage to Velankanni in Tamil Nadu were advised by police to return due to rising anti-Sri Lankan sentiment, the Daily Mirror and Sunday Times said.

Last week, a gang attacked the SriLankan Airlines office in Chennai. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha axed the 20th Asian Athletics Championship as it would include a team from Sri Lanka.

India is likely to support a US resolution at the UNHRC calling on the Sri Lankan government to brush up its human rights record and improve reconciliation.



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