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Information about MV Sun Sea migrants stolen from Tamil group's office




Information about MV Sun Sea migrants stolen from Tamil group's office
Information about MV Sun Sea migrants stolen from Tamil group's office



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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/information-about-mv-sun-sea-migrants-stolen-from-tamil-groups-office/article1704561/ 

By Kelly Grant
Globe and Mail 
Sept 12, 2010 

Canada's most prominent Tamil organization is concerned about the safety 
of some families in Sri Lanka after sensitive information about their 
boat migrant relatives was stolen from the group's Toronto office.

A computer containing the names, birth certificates and contact 
information of "hundreds" of the 492 Tamils who arrived in British 
Columbia aboard the MV Sun Sea in August was stolen during a break-in at 
the headquarters of the Canadian Tamil Congress.

"Our immediate concern is about the families back home in Sri Lanka," 
said David Poopalapillai, national spokesman for the CTC. "We are quite 
worried."

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has placed a publication ban 
on the names of the migrants, in part to protect their Sri Lankan 
relatives from reprisal. But the CTC has most of their names on file 
because the non-profit organization has been trying to connect the 
ship=E2=80=99s passengers with family back home.

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