5 persons, including SL Tamil refugee arrested

26 March 2017 09:27 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Five persons, including a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, have been arrested off Pamban coast in the district for illegally sending a mother and a minor daughter back to the island nation, police said.      

Police acted on a tip off and arrested them late last night while they were returning in a car from the area to Tuticorin after sending the 24-year-old woman and her minor daughter back to Sri Lanka by boat.      

The woman had reportedly expressed a desire to be back with her husband in the island nation, following which they sent her back there by a boat, police said.      

One of the woman's relatives is lodged in a refugee camp in Pollachi, they said.

  Comments - 2

  • ahmed Sunday, 26 March 2017 09:51 AM

    so refugees are accepting sri lanka is safe to return ? there are many economic migrants using the bad past of sri lanka to get asylum in developed countries. the war is over. i assume even the refugees living in developed countries should return officially

    Ramanan Sunday, 26 March 2017 06:01 PM

    Five persons including one TAMIL refuge ? Others are ?

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