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A Sri Lankan Tamil couple with their three teenage daughters landed clandestinely at Arichalmunai, off Dhanushkodi, in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Friday.

On landing they pleaded that there was no means of livelihood for them in the northern province of Sri Lanka and they could not educate their daughters.

Police said the five-member family arrived from Pesalai, a fishing hamlet in the north west of Mannar by engaging a boat for 25,000 Sri Lankan rupees. After dropping them near Arichalmunai, the boatmen returned to Mannar.

They were walking down from Arichalmunai when the Dhanushkodi police arrested them under sections 3(a), read with 6(a) of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 and section 14 of the Foreigners Act. They were produced before the local Magistrate court and taken to Chennai to be lodged in Puzhal cental prison, police said.

Police identified them as C Sathyaseelan (56), his wife S Parameswari (45) and daughters Mary (19), Anjalidevi (16) and Viduthalai Selvi (14). Sathyaseelan had arrived here as refugee in September 1996 and stayed in the Athiyendal camp in Tiruvannamalai before returning to Sri Lanka. Leaving behind his son, Viduthalai Selvan and Kanchana, both married, in the camp, he returned to Sri Lanka in May 2010 .(The Hindu)

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  • dulan Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:56 AM

    Economic Refugees to India ?

    narupichai Saturday, 18 April 2015 09:54 AM

    this kinds of incident creates bad name on sri lankan citizen.even whoever comes for geniune reasons to india in a legal wayeven they also treated as illegal entry in to india.so please avoid such entry. via DM Android App

    siribiris Saturday, 18 April 2015 11:18 AM

    Canada will look into this matter very simplistically and invite the family.

    grace Saturday, 18 April 2015 11:43 AM

    The reason is nonsence ...now the situation is very normal in Manner area ...schools are functioning properly and the 2014 GCE o/l results shows there is tremendous improvement in the educational sector ..even the religious services are in full strength in all faiths ...a new church is opened couple of days ago ..madhu festival have large gatherings ..popes visit confirms the livehood is normal..THIS REFLECTS VERY BAD IMAGE IN SRI LANKA ..send them back to their home land ..

    Powerless Saturday, 18 April 2015 06:45 PM

    The so called situation is normal is a relative matter. When people are not treated equal in every sense of the word, there would be many feel threatened in their own country. If they did not feel so, they would not have taken the journey back again to India. Let us respect others wish for freedom from whatever they fear for.

    Eddy Saturday, 18 April 2015 08:59 PM

    They love tamilnadu because of tamil Cinema ,they love cinema than food..

    gunthala Sunday, 19 April 2015 02:15 PM

    Yeah, the Hindu temples in the Mannar district are being used for tourism! Even mid-day services are rescheduled to allow Sinhalese tourists to witness them when they arrive. Sure, that sounds like progress to me, because who cares about the Hindus (who are predominantly Tamils)?


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