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* India advises Sri Lankan refugees in camps not to mark death anniversary of Sri Lanka terrorist leader
Thu, May 15, 2014, 11:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 15, Colombo: Indian security officials have advised the Sri Lankan refugees in camps in Tamil Nadu not to organize any events to mark the death anniversary of Sri Lanka's slain terrorist leader V. Prabhakaran that falls on May 18 and 19.

The Coastal Security Group (CSG) personnel have conducted a programme on Wednesday in the Keezhputhupattu Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camp in Tamil Nadu to "sensitize the residents to security perception," the Hindu reported.

Inspector (CSG) R. Sekar told The Hindu that the camp inmates were advised not to organize any function to commemorate the death anniversary of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader.

The camp residents have told the inspector that they would not conduct such events as it might affect the harmonious relations among themselves.

Mr. Sekar has told the refugees to immediately alert the police and the CSG personnel if they came across unknown persons in their area.

According to the report, a total of 454 families were living in the old and new refugee camps at Keezhputhupattu living by doing odd jobs, including loading and unloading the consignments at the fish landing yards and taking up construction jobs. As the 45-day fishing ban period was now in force, many of them were jobless.

The authorities have told the inmates not to fall prey to unscrupulous elements that might exploit their gullibility by promising lucrative jobs abroad, and set out on clandestine sea voyage in search of greener pastures. The refugees were told not to give any room for suspicious and illegal activities.

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