LANKANS ON HUNGER STRIKE AT MANDAPAM
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 15:53:26 JST
Topic: Local News
A group of Sri Lankan Tamils who were rescued by Nagapattinam fishermen while they were stranded mid-sea, on Thursday staged a hunger strike at the Mandapam transit camp, urging the Indian government to release them at the earliest.
Around 65 Lankan Tamils, including three women and a child, had engaged a boat last month to take them to Australia from Sri Lanka. However, the agent left them stranded mid-sea, near Nagapattinam.
Fishermen rescued them and later handed them over to police. After a brief inquiry, they were sent to the Mandapam transit camp on September 15. - Express News Service