11 Tamil refugees arrive

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Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Apr 11 (UNI) Eleven Sri Lankan Tamils, including three children, today arrived at Arichalmunai seashore, here in view of fierce battle between the Lankan forces and LTTE.

Official sources said the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees comprising four families, hailing from Mannar and Vavuniya regions in the island nation, arrived here with the assistance of two clandestine boat operators.

After preliminary investigations by Tamil Nadu Intelligence and Revenue officials, they were sent to the Special Refugee Camp at Mandapam, near here.

Meanwhile, another batch of five Lankan nationals, including a female child, took refuge at the Special Refugee Camp in Mandapam, today.

The Sri Lankans, hailing from Mannar and Jaffna regions in the island nation, arrived in Tamil Nadu recently with valid documents.

They arrived here this evening and registered their names with the authorities of the camp, the sources added.

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