International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part D (2016)
Deprived outlander in India: An analysis of Sri Lankan- Tamil refugees
Maneesh P and Dr. C Muniyandi
The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has produced refugees in India. For the past two decades Sri Lanka has been entangled in conflict for independence of the minority Tamil population. The battle between the Sri Lankan army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) resulted in displacement of communities in the north- east. The conflict has left approximately 70,000 people was dead and one million people are displaced. Tamils from Sri Lanka have been fleeing their home country for India since 1983 when the conflict began. The armed conflict has stepped up since the beginning of 2006 and in March 2007, after four years of negotiations, the peace process between the warring factions officially collapsed. The displaced people, especially Tamil Sri Lankans had found their shelter in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has been a natural choice of location to seek refuge for migrating Sri Lanka Tamils. There is a common heritage, the comfort of a common language and habits, geographical contiguity, and ethnic affinities. The study gives a helicopter view on Sri Lankan Tamil refugee’s history in India and analysis their demographic pattern.
How to cite this article:
Maneesh P and Dr. C Muniyandi. Deprived outlander in India: An analysis of Sri Lankan- Tamil refugees. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(8): 219-224.