A fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India headed back to their homeland from the international airport in Tiruchi yesterday.
The Hindu newspaper quoted airport sources as saying the refugees who were housed in various camps located in Tiruchi, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Villupuram, Tuticorin, Sivaganga, Pudukottai, Madurai, Karur, Tirunelveli and Ramanathapuram districts had obtained exit clearance from the respective district administration authorities where the camps functioned.
The sources said there were no police cases against the refugees. In May, a group of 41 Lankan Tamil refugees returned to Sri Lanka and another batch of 46 refugees went back last month. (Colombo Gazette)