12 more Sri Lankan refugees arrive at Rameswaram

by IANS |

Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) As the financial situation in Sri Lanka remains uncertain, 12 more refugees from the island nation arrived in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

The 12 were rescued by the Hovercraft of the Indian Coast Guard from the 4th islet in Dhanushkodi police station limits. Those arriving on Tuesday included 3 men, 3 women, and 6 children. Dhanushkodi police told IANS that the 12 belong to three different families and have paid their lifetime savings for the fishing boat to drop them at the 4th islet.

They were taken to Rameswaram police station and after necessary medical checkups and proper verification of identities, all 12 were shifted to Mandapam refugee camp.

Since the commencement of the domestic crisis in Sri Lanka, 170 people have arrived on the Tamil Nadu coast.

A 71-year-old woman Sri Lankan refugee Parameswari who had landed at the Dhanushkodi mound along with her husband, Periyannan (80) died in the Government Rajaji Medical College, Hospital at Madurai on July 2. The woman had arrived at Rameswaram along with her husband on June 27 and was rescued by the Indian Coast Guard and Coastal Security Group after they had waded through neck-deep water into Dhanushokodi shores. The woman and her husband were immediately taken to the hospital for dehydration, where Parameswari passed away. This was the only incidence of a refugee dying after reaching Indian shores since the commencement of the refugee movement into India.

Latest News
At least 20 people were injured in Balochistan market blast Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:17 PM
Jamia student shoots another at Delhi hospital Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:15 PM
Faulty oximeter made UP family believe their dead son was alive Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:11 PM
Sharjeel Imam gets bail in sedition case, will remain in custody in other cases Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 02:10 PM
Calcutta HC rejects contempt of court petition against ED by Maneka Gambhir Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:46 PM
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul arrives in K'taka, Siddaramaiah violates forest rules Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:45 PM
Protest in DMK over party hoppers getting plum district level postings Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:41 PM
Mohd. Siraj replaces injured Jasprit Bumrah in T20I squad against South Africa Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:24 PM
Legends League Cricket: India Capitals defeat Manipal Tigers by seven-wicket Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:18 PM
Ramping up EV charging infrastructure key to achieving India's net zero emission goal: BluSmart Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:17 PM
NASA wants Musk's SpaceX to boost Hubble telescope to stable orbit Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:16 PM
'Treat me like an engineer instead of CEO', Agrawal told Musk Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:07 PM
No hirings, more layoffs soon: Mark Zuckerberg to employees Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:06 PM
India jumps to 40th place in global innovation index Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 12:02 PM
Germany set to enter recession in 2023: Economic forecast Fri, Sep 30, 2022, 11:50 AM