Seven Sri Lankan refugees arrive at Mandapam camp in TN

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Ramanathapuram, Mar 26 (UNI) Seven Sri Lankan nationals, including four women, arrived at the special camp for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees at Mandapam here today.

Official sources said the seven-member family, hailing from Yalpanam region in the Island nation, had arrived at Chennai, with valid documents on March, 2007, by a Sri Lankan flight.

They reached the special refugee camp and registered their names with the authorities. After preliminary investigations by the State Intelligence and revenue officials, they were housed at the camp, the sources added.

It may be noted that there was heavy influx of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees for the past couple of months due to fierce fighting between the Lankan Armed Forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE).

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