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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Peace and Stability – Primary Reason to Return to Sri Lanka

Colombo, 07 October, (

The monthly report of UNHCR, August 2016 based on an independent survey stated that 96 percent of the refugee returnees indicated peace and stability as a primary reason to return to Sri Lanka.

27 households were interviewed, representing 64 individual refugee returnees. During the interview none of the individuals stated that there were any security concerns following their returns.

All children who returned in August 2016 were born in India. 97 percent of the returnees are in possession of Birth Certificates.

93 percent of the returnees live with either host families or friends and relatives and 59 percent of the returnees did not have a house before fleeing the country. 53 percent of the returnees are females. Of the 64 returnees in August, 62 are in Welfare Camps.

- Asian Tribune -

The gradual emergence of Peace  brings in the much wanted smiles in the midst of the people
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