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Indo- Sri Lanka ferry service is facilitating the return of the refugees says UNHCR

Jul 17, 2011 12:27:36 PM - itnnews.lk

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has said that the Indo- Sri Lanka ferry service is facilitating the return of the refugees.

The people from the North and East who fled to India due to terrorism are returning to Sri Lanka. The UNHCR said that with the commencement of the ferry service the return of the refugees has indicated a growth. The UNHCR’s representative in Sri Lanka Michael Zwack said that around 41,000 Sri Lankans have fled to other countries as refugees during the past 30 years. The report of the UNHCR says that the largest number of them is staying in India. Michael Zwack has pointed out that they have started to return by the ferry service launched between Colombo and Tuticorin.