According to sources, a family of five spent `1 lakh for the trip. With this, the number of Sri Lankan Tamils seeking refuge in the State has gone up to 90.
The 44 athletes come from 12 countries, are hosted by 16 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across all five continents, and are competing in 12 sports.
The reported intervention from the Prince of Wales threatens to stoke controversy about his political views as he shoulders more of the duties of his 96-year-old mother.
The Thai navy said the 59 Rohingya left an island in the Andaman Sea had travelled from Bangladesh on large fishing boats.
Marine police detained them at Dhanushkodi and shifted them to the Mandapam refugee camp after conducting inquiries.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers, who is also acting home affairs minister, said that he had granted the Murugappan family temporary 'bridging visas' allowing them to stay lawfully in Australia.
Speaking to a group of Ukrainians through an interpreter, Charles apologized for his lack of language skills, saying, “I wish my Ukrainian was better.”
Justice D Krishnakumar, who heard the plea this week, issued notice to the authorities concerned and adjourned the case for two months.
The first lady also will meet during the trip with humanitarian aid workers, educators, government officials and U.S. embassy personnel.
They reportedly started from Mannar fishing harbour on Thursday morning and arrived illegally at Arichal Munai at Dhanushkodi in two boats in the late hours of Thursday.
More than half of the total, over 2.8 million, fled at least at first to Poland. Although many have stayed there, an unknown number have traveled onward. There are few border checks within the EU.
Mary Clarin, who arrived in the first batch, told TNIE. Mary was engaged in daily wage labour in Sri Lanka.
The flow of people to India is likely to increase because the nation-building experiments in neighbouring countries are based on the religion and language of the majority.
Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF's emergency programs director, said it is something he hadn't before seen happen so quickly in 31 years of humanitarian work.
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.