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A Tamil Asylum Diaspora

Sri Lankan Migration, Settlement and Politics in Switzerland

A Tamil Asylum Diaspora( )
Author: McDowell, Christopher
Series title:Berghahn Ser.
ISBN:978-1-57181-917-8
Publication Date:Aug 1996
Publisher:Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $170.95
Book Description:

During twelve years of ethno-nationalist secessionist violence in the north and east of Sri Lanka, insurrection in the south, and island-wide state repression, many Tamils were forced to seek political asylum overseas. At least 200,000 Tamils, primarily from the Jaffna Peninsula, have escaped to Europe of whom ca. 25,000 (the largest group relative to the population) have settled in Switzerland, the focus of this study. The author examines the conditions in Sri Lanka that led to the...
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