Five Sri Lankan nationals take refuge at Mandapam camp

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Ramanathapuram, Jul 25 (UNI) A fresh batch of five Sri Lankan Tamil nationals, including four women, were lodged in the Special Refugee Camp for Tamil Refugees at Mandapam, here today.

Official sources told UNI that the refugees, hailing from Yalpanam region in the Island nation, had arrived here recently with valid documents.

The refugees registered their names with the authorities of the Special Refugee Camp this evening and were housed at the camp.

It may be recalled that there has been a heavy influx of Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka in the last couple of months following renewed fighting between the Lankan army and LTTE.

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