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Tuesday, 24 July 2012 - 14:56
Over 750 Lankan refugees returned to the Island this year
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Over 750 Sri Lankan nationals living in India as refugees have returned to their country through the monetary support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

A UNHCR official told the Press Trust of India that there are over 100 applications which are being processed for August.

In addition to the air charge paid to them for their travel, UNHCR was also paying them a road travel allowance of 4,000 Sri Lankan Rupees for their travel from Colombo airport to their home towns.

There are over 68,000 persons from Sri Lanka, who constitute 36.73% of the total number of refugees living in India.

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