Names of Tamils feared stolen

Representatives from the Canadian Tamil Congress fear the names of Tamil asylum-seekers who were on board of the MV Sun Sea might have been stolen in a break-in at the congress's headquarters last week, the Toronto Star reported. Spokesman David Poopalapillai said he thinks the break-in is a sign of hate crime or a case of espionage by the Sri Lankan intelligence. The migrants' names are under a publication ban. The Tamil Congress has been collecting their names in the hopes of connecting them with their families back home.

Published: Wednesday, 09/15/2010 12:00 am EDT

Representatives from the Canadian Tamil Congress fear the names of Tamil asylum-seekers who were on board of the MV Sun Sea might have been stolen in a break-in at the congress's headquarters last week, the Toronto Star reported. Spokesman David Poopalapillai said he thinks the break-in is a sign of hate crime or a case of espionage by the Sri Lankan intelligence. The migrants' names are under a publication ban. The Tamil Congress has been collecting their names in the hopes of connecting them with their families back home.

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