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I can to­tally re­late to the stresses and wor­ries of Sri Lankan youth who have been born and bred in In­dian ter­ri­tory af­ter their par­ents fled their home­land to es­cape the coun­try’s mas­sive in-fight­ing. How can one pos­si­bly feel any affin­ity to­wards a coun­try they have no rec­ol­lec­tion of? It is no won­der then how many Sri Lankan youths are ac­tu­ally push­ing to­wards at­tain­ing In­dian cit­i­zen­ship.

I be­lieve the In­dian gov­ern­ment should try and ac­com­mo­date such peo­ple by giv­ing them the op­tion to set­tle within the coun­try and work to make a living. This would ben­e­fit the Sri Lankan gov­ern­ment as well as cap­i­tal would flow into the coun­try in the form of remit­tances, thereby rais­ing its GDP. Plus the In­dian gov­ern­ment would be able to ben­e­fit from a di­verse work­force with vary­ing tal­ents.

Aparna Ku­mar Delhi, In­dia

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