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Tamils fear deportation from Canada back to Sri Lanka

Group claims those returned home from Canada will face an “aggressive” response from Sri Lanka’s authorities

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After the crushing defeat of the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, thousands of Tamils in Canada staged massive protests, claiming the Sri Lankan government was targeting civilians in their last push against the separatist, terrorist group. Now a group called the Tamil Action Committee is fighting Ottawa’s bid to deport an estimated 200 Tamils asking to be accepted as refugees in Canada. The group claims Tamils returned home from Canada will face an “aggressive” response from Sri Lanka’s authorities “because there were so many protests in Canada against the war on the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.”

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