What do Tamils face when they return home?

These comments seem incredibly suspicious, considering the ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka:

Tens of thousands of refugees, who belong to the minority Tamil ethnicity, have lived in camps across India’s Tamil Nadu state for more than two decades and have assimilated into local communities. But many yearn to return and rebuild their lives in their homeland, aid workers say.

“The ultimate reason for being a refugee has diminished,” said Christian Aid’s Gordon Shannon. “Now, more than any other time during the 25-year-old war, is the most positive time…to start preparations for the refugees to go back.”

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