209 Sri Lankans reported to have reached India since economic crisis

November 24, 2022 at 10:18 AM

The total number of Sri Lankans who have fled their crisis-hit nation and reached Tamil Nadu, India has increased to 209, with the arrival of 10 more Sri Lankans on Wednesday. 

According to The Hindu, of the Sri Lankans who have arrived in India thus far, one of them, an elderly man, had died after reaching the country.

The latest arrival is a group of ten Sri Lankan nationals who had clandestinely reached the shores of Rameswaram in the early hours of Wednesday. 

The Indian media reported that among them were two men, two women, a youth, and five children.

Police sources say the Sri Lankans had arrived from Mannar on a boat and were dropped at an islet along the Mugutharayachathiram seashore. 

Indian Marine police personnel conducted an inquiry and took them to a rehabilitation camp at Mandapam. (NewsWire)