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Refugees arrives from Sri Lanka

A group of 26 refugees from Sri Lanka's Vavuniya reached Paraiyadi coast near in Rameswaram, official sources said today.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2009 12:04 IST

A group of 26 refugees from Sri Lanka's Vavuniya reached Paraiyadi coast near in Rameswaram, official sources said on Tuesday.

The, refugees, including 10 women and seven children, told the officials that they paid Rs 15,000 each to the boat owner for ferrying them to India.

They were later sent to Mandapam transit camp, officials said.