Fifty eight Sri Lankan Tamil refugees arrive

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Rameswaram, May 9 (UNI) Fifty eight more Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, including 24 children, arrived in two batches, here today.

Official sources told UNI that the Lankan Tamils, comprising 16 families hailing from Mannar region in the Island nation arrived at Arichalmunai seashore in Rameswaram in clandestine boats, after paying a huge sum.

After preliminary investigations by the state intelligence and revenue officials, they were sent to the Special Refugee Camp at Mandapam, this evening.

There has been a heavy influx of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees into Tamil Nadu for the past couple of months, owing to fierce fighting between the Sri Lankan army and the LTTE.


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