10 Lankan nationals take refuge in Mandapam refugee camp

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Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, Apr 23 (UNI) Ten Sri Lankan nationals, including five women took refuge in the special refugee camp for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees at Mandapam, here today.

Official sources told UNI that the refugees, hailing from Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Mannar and Jaffna regions of 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 Special Refugee Camp. Later, they were housed at the Camp, the sources added.

It may be recalled that there was heavy influx of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Tamil Nadu in the last couple of months owing to fierce fighting between the Lankan armed forces and the LTTE.

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