Rehabilitation and Resettlement Ministry elaborates on number of SL refugees

Rehabilitation and Resettlement Ministry elaborates on number of SL refugees

Rehabilitation and Resettlement Ministry elaborates on number of SL refugees

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jul, 2016 | 8:34 am

The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Resettlement said that approximately 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees are residing in India.

Secretary to the Ministry V. Shiwagnasothi said that the refugees are currently residing in camps in Tamil Nadu.

The Secretary added that about 5000 Sri Lankan refugees were brought back to the country. Financial aid for the refugees has been provided by the government.

The Sri lankan refugees had fled to India during the time of war.

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