Sri Lankan refugees are not at risk of persecution

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7084.905a (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:905

Editor–The reference made to Sri Lankans seeking refugee status in the UK1 cannot be allowed to pass, as it is very misleading. To talk about arrests, detention without trial, and torture of Tamils in Colombo is to disregard the truth and echo the propaganda of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, a ruthless terrorist organisation that is prepared to kill any opponent–Sinhala, Moslem, or Tamil. While it is true that there is a war …

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