Over 3000 refugees have left TN for Sri Lanka since 2015

More than 3,000 Sri Lankan refugees, who had been staying in India, have left for their home country since 2015, the Tamil Nadu Government said.

The largest number in this regard was reported last year, at 1520, said a policy note of the Public Department, a portfolio held by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, tabled in the state Assembly, the Press Trust of India reported.

The refugees had been repatriated with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, it said.

While 1520 refugees left for Sri Lanka last year, 557 of them have been repatriated till May 2018, it added.