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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 6.37 GMT

Tamil refugees in TN return home


Over 40 refugees returned to Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu on May 13 under the aegis of UN Refugee Agency, authorities said.

Housed in camps spread across Tamil Nadu including Gumidipoondi near Chennai, 25 of them boarded a flight from the Chennai International Airport and the rest from Tiruchirappalli.

Airport authorities here said the voluntary repatriation was facilitated by the United Nations' Refugee Agency.

Over 100,000 Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka live in Tamil Nadu. Out of them about 65,000 live in 107 camps spread across the state, reported The New Indian Express.





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