Urgent appeal – Helping Sri Lankan Tamils stranded on Diego Garcia

Since October 2021, dozens of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have been stranded on the island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean more than 1,500 miles from the nearest mainland.

We at Tamil Solidarity are raising funds to support these individuals held on Diego Garcia as the BIOT administration begins a process of interviews that it says will determine whether or not the BIOT administration will return the refugees to Sri Lanka.

The law firm Leigh Day is coordinating legal representation for the individuals on the island to ensure that everyone who requests it is provided specialist asylum and refugee advice from lawyers throughout the BIOT interview and decision-making process.

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