Four tamil lankans arrested in India


A senior police official stated that four Sri Lankan Tamils, including two women, were arrested in India today after they arrival without proper documents in an illegal ferry.

During questioning, the four claimed they were “forced to leave the island nation due to scarcity of food and high price of essential commodities there”.


The four were from different families of Vavuniya and Jaffna.


The refugees, Shanthi, Malar, Sabesh and Subbiah, had paid Rs 20,000 each as ferry charges to drop them at Arichal Munai, a sand dune off Danushkodi.

The four have been taken to refugee camp at Mandapam near here after registering cases under Indian Passport Act.