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Sri Lanka's Tamil groups upset by Australian minister's omission

Sri Lanka's Tamil groups upset by Australian minister's omission

Updated 10 July 2014, 11:19 AEST

In Sri Lanka, Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has upset Tamil groups after he failed to meet with them during a brief visit to the northern region of Jaffna.

Jaffna was the scene of some of the worst fighting during the thirty-year civil war, with Tamils saying they still face persecution today.

The ABC understands the Minister only met with the regional governor who is a former military general and appointee of the Sri Lankan government.

Suresh Premachandaran is spokesman for the Tamil National Alliance, the ruling regional party in Sri Lanka's north.

Correspondent: Stephanie March

Speaker: Suresh Premachandaran, spokesman for the Tamil National Alliance

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