Lankans in Chennai given citizenship

The deputy high commissioner of Sri Lanka in India R K M A Rajakaruna on Saturday gave away 58 birth and citizenship certificates to children of Sri Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in the state.

The envoy thanked the state government for providing the Sri Lankan nationals relief measures.

“The time has come where our people are now wishing to return to Sri Lanka. We now welcome all our citizens back to the motherland,” Rajakaruna said.

The mission has issued 4,033 birth certificates and citizenship certificates since 2009. (Times of India)