Five folks belonging to a household from Killinochi district, Sri Lanka, reached the Indian waters at Dhanuskodi first islet at round 5 a.m. on Thursday.
With this, the entire variety of refugees tenting on the Special Camp in Mandapam stands at 214. Apart from them, an aged girl, from Sri Lanka had died in a hospital at Madurai resulting from age associated ailment.
The Marine Police at Mandapam, on receipt of a name from native fishermen, introduced the 5 refugees to the shore at round 8 a.m.
Investigations revealed that S. Ganeshamoorthy (34) of Killinochi district was working as an informal employee in Sri Lanka.
Following the financial disaster, he had misplaced his job. Surviving together with his dependent household within the island nation proved an enormous problem. Hence, he borrowed Sri Lankan Rupee 2 lakh from his mates and relations.
After fixing up an agent at Mannar district on Wednesday, he, alongside together with his spouse Rajinthi (29) and kids Kajana (13), Dayana (11) and Sajishan (11) sailed in a fibre vessel and received dropped at a location close to Dhanuskodi islet within the early hours.
With only a set of garments and a few bread and consuming water, the household informed reporters at Mandapam that joblessness was at its peak.
“I am a mason. Almost for two months, I had no work. People stopped lending money to us since repayment was uncertain. Life was miserable as we neither had an assured job, nor had money to ear,” he narrated.
“A close relative of mine stood guarantee for the money I have borrowed,” Mr Ganeshamoorthy mentioned and hoped to get again to his dwelling quickly when issues improved within the island nation.
After due verification of their identities, the Marine Police officers despatched them to the Rehabilitation Centre at Mandapam.
The officers on the Centre mentioned that the Tamil Nadu authorities has supplied shelter and meals for the refugees.
“With the arrival of the five people, 214 refugees are registered in the Centre,” they added.