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Sri Lankan refugees seek Indian citizenship

Coimbatore: Around 300 families of Sri Lankan refugees, staying in a camp on the city outskirts, Monday petitioned the Tamil Nadu government seeking Indian citizenship.

A group of representatives of the refugees, including a few women, submitted a petition to District Collector K Rajamani.

Later talking to reporters, the Lankan nationals said they were staying in the refugee camp at Pooluvapatti for 29 years.

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They were unable to go back to their nation and hence wanted Indian citizenship, they said.

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