16 Lankan refugees take refuge in TN

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Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, Jul 28 (UNI) Sixteen Sri Lankan Tamil nationals, including five children, took refuge in the Special Refugee Camp for Tamil Refugees at Mandapam, here today.

Official sources said the refugees, comprising six families, hailing from Trincomalee and Vavuniya regions of the Island nation, had arrived in Tamil Nadu recently with valid documents.

The refugees registered their names with the authorities of the special refugee camp this evening and were housed there.

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

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