Sri Lankan refugee

Kerala HC grants interim bail to Lankan refugees caught attempting to illegally migrate to Canada

The Kollam police had detained 32 Sri Lankan nationals, including two minors and a pregnant woman, on September 6.

published on : 31st October 2022

Disabled Lankan couple, children reach TN seeking refuge

A Sri Lankan Tamil couple with disabilities and their two children reached Cherakottai shores near Dhanushkodi seeking refuge on Monday.

published on : 26th October 2022

48 Sri Lankan refugees to get Indian passports: Tamil Nadu Minister Masthan

MP Ravikumar and minister Masthan visited the refugee camp at Keezhputhupattu village in Marakkanam for the inaugural ceremony of the construction of 440 free houses for the refugees. 

published on : 24th October 2022

Sri Lankan Tamil woman sells house to pay for TN refuge

A single mother of two was forced to sell her priceless house in Sri Lanka to pay 65,000 SL rupees for the family’s journey to India.

published on : 23rd October 2022

183 Lankan nationals sent back from Australia

Jones said the Sri Lankan nationals are trying to enter Australia in fishing boats which are not seaworthy. “It takes around 21 days to reach Australia from Sri Lanka,” he said.

published on : 20th October 2022

Detained Sri Lankans were planning to reach Australia, Canada by boat

Besides the economic situation at home, relatives who had migrated to the Western nations illegally earlier using the ruse of political asylum lure them to take extreme risks.

published on : 12th October 2022

Count goes up as eight more Lankan refugees arrive on TN shores

They were rescued by the Marine police and coastal security officials and shifted to Mandapam refugee camp.

published on : 28th August 2022

Construction of 76 houses for Sri Lankans in Ambur commences

Collector Amar Kushwaha laid the foundation stone on Sunday for the construction of 76 houses for Sri Lankan Tamils near Ambur.

published on : 23rd August 2022

Issue Indian passport to woman born to Lankan refugees: HC

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday helped her realise her dream by allowing a petition filed by Nalini seeking issuance of a passport to her.

published on : 14th August 2022

Did Sri Lankan refugees enter TN on inflatable kayak?

This led to senior officials from various law enforcement agencies visiting the area and investigating what they suspect as an ‘illegal foreign entry’. 

published on : 25th July 2022

Madras HC says building refugee camp part of government policy, cannot interfere

The court was hearing a PIL filed against the State government's decision to set up a Sri Lankan refugee camp on a land that was previously earmarked for a bus stand at Thoranakkalpatti in Karur.

published on : 19th July 2022

Sri Lankan refugees attacked for questioning fund misappropriation   

Sources said the duo which attacked the group advised the revenue inspector not to issue Sri Lankan Refugee Identity Cards for them.

published on : 28th June 2022

Madras HC puts TN on notice over Lankan refugee camp in Karur

Justice D Krishnakumar, who heard the plea this week, issued notice to the authorities concerned and adjourned the case for two months.

published on : 15th May 2022

Crisis drives 19 more Lankan Tamils to Tamil Nadu

As Sri Lanka reels under its worst economic crisis, 19 more Lankan Tamils, six of them children, arrived in Dhanushkodi in two batches on Sunday.

published on : 11th April 2022

Sri Lankan refugee, two others held for smuggling 260-kg ganja in Nagapattinam

The prime suspects have been identified as D Bharathidasan (42) and P Suresh (40), residents of Arukatuthurai in Vedaranyam block.

published on : 9th April 2022

Marine police arrests four Sri Lankan migrants at Dhanushkodi

Investigation revealed that they were Sri Lankan Tamils and have illegally entered the nation without proper documents seeking refuge.

published on : 8th April 2022

Kerala coast on alert to stop infiltration from Sri Lanka

More than 350 beat teams have been deployed for round-the-clock surveillance

published on : 27th March 2022

Talking to Centre to address Lankan refugee issue: Stalin

Sixteen Lankan Tamils, including nine children, entered the country in two groups through Dhanushkodi on Tuesday, seeking refuge due to the economic crisis in the island nation. 

published on : 25th March 2022

Sri Lankan refugees who entered TN may be lodged at Mandapam camp

The refugees on Tuesday said they were hit by loss of jobs and steep hike in prices of essential commodities because of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.  

published on : 24th March 2022

Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says refugees in Pacific camps safe to come home

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comments during a visit to Australia in which he discussed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull co-operation on combating people smuggling.

published on : 15th February 2017