Q branch conducts check at Sri Lankan refugee camp

Following the incident of five Lankan Tamils lodged in Gummidipoondi refugee camp escaping to the Island nation using an illegal ferry, the Q branch sleuths on Tuesday carried out checks at the camp.
Q branch conducts check at Sri Lankan refugee camp
File photo of the camp in Gummidipoondi


Sources said the Revenue department and police may increase the vigil on the refugees as the instances of them sneaking out without required permissions and travelling up to the motherland across the sea.
Available statistics showed that there are as many as 912 Lankan families, totalling 2,741 persons, lodged in the camp.
During the checks, officials have taken note of absentees in the camp. Most of the refugee camps allow the inmates to go out and work. The inmates are also entitled to financial assistance from the camp.
All over the State, there are more than 60,000 refugees lodged in various camps and another 40,000 living outside the camps.

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