Citizenship for Tamil refugees: Sri Sri felicitates Tamil Nadu CM

Alabama, United States
28th September 2009

Bangalore: Spiritual leader and founder Art of Living, His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has sent his felicitations to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Dr. M. Karunanidhi for his efforts to grant citizenship to the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu.

“I am very happy to hear that the Tamil Nadu CM, Dr. M Karunanidhi is earnestly taking up with the Center, the issue of citizenship rights for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. The Art of Living Foundation has been campaigning for citizenship rights for the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees since August ‘09.In fact, we are currently conducting a signature campaign in support of this issue and we have over a lakh of signatories. We were about to bring this to the CM’s attention when we learnt that the CM is already taking this matter up with the Centre. We hope that the citizenship to the Tamil refugees will be granted soon. This gesture by the CM also highlights the importance that the TN Government places on human values. As such, we are terminating the signature campaign,” said Gurudev in a press statement.