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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2678

25 families who went to South India as refugees return to Sri Lanka

25 families who went to South India as refugees during the conflict era are to be return to Sri Lanka on 23 April 2019 under the voluntary repatriation scheme facilitated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

48 members belong to 25 families are to return to Sri Lanka via Sri Lankan Airlines UL-138, UL-132 and UL-122 on 23 April 2019. There are 23 men and 25 women among them.

Mr. V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs stated that they are to be leave to Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, Mannar, and Trincomalee Districts.

The UNHCR provides them free air tickets, a reintegration allowance of Rs.10,000 per adult and Rs.5,000 per non-adult, a travel allowance of Rs.2,500, and Rs.5,000 per member and Rs.10,000 per family for non-food items.

Further, the Ministry of Resettlement provides them Rs.5, 000 at the airport, Rs.25,000 to construct a temporary shelter, Rs.3,000 for equipment and Rs.5,000 for land clearance.

Mr. V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs stated that they will be given special marks when selecting for livelihood programs and housing schemes.

- Asian Tribune -

25 families who went to South India as refugees return to Sri Lanka
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