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TNA MP condemns detention of Rohingya refugees in Boosa

The Tamil National Alliance MP and spokesperson, M A Sumanthiran on Friday condemned the detention of 31 Rohingya refugees in Boosa detention camp by Sri Lankan police. 

"Strongly condemn the violation of the rights of #Rohingya refugees and incarceration in Boosa detention camp by Sri Lankan authorities #lka," Mr Sumanthiran tweeted

The refugees, mainly women and children, were transferred to Boosa after a mob led by Sinhala Buddhist monks stormed the UN safe house in Mount Lavinia where they were staying. 

The Northern Provincial Council on Friday offered refuge and protection to Rohingya refugees.

In a proposal brought by NPC member M. K. Sivajilingam on Thursday, the Council condemned the attack on the refugees by Buddhist extremists.