Over 450 refugees in India repatriated to Sri Lanka

refugeesA total of 452 Sri Lankan refugees have been repatriated and returned to Sri Lanka from India with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2015-16, a policy note of India’s Public Department tabled in the Assembly said.

The numbers were 396 in 2014-15, The Hindu newspaper reported.

“The refugees who are willing to go back to Sri Lanka on their own accord are issued Exit Permits by the District Collectors concerned, for which, to expedite the process, a simplified procedure has been formulated and implemented,” it added.