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Sri Lankans Continue To Flee Crisis-Hit Nation, 6 More Reach Tamil Nadu

Sri Lanka Crisis: Scores of Lankans, mostly Tamils, have entered India through Tamil Nadu in recent months as they were unable to survive the crisis that has crippled the island nation.

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Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis.(File photo-Representational image) Photo: AP/PTI

Six more Sri Lankans, fleeing the economic crisis-hit country, arrived in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, officials said.

Three of them were children.

The two different families had left their hometown of Jaffna in Sri Lanka and arrived in Rameswaram by a boat before officials rescued them from an islet and took them to the Mandapam refugee camp.

Scores of Lankans, mostly Tamils, have entered the country through Tamil Nadu in recent months as they were unable to survive the crisis that has crippled the island nation. Prices of essential commodities have been skyrocketing there. 

Last week, seven people belonging to two families in Lanka arrived here.

The two families, dropped near Rameswaram island by boatmen, were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard and brought to Dhanushkodi and handed over to the police.

(With PTI inputs)
 

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