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Lankan refugees to get pension in Tamil Nadu

[Gulf Times, Thursday, 4 August 2011 11:39 No Comment]

The Tamil Nadu government yesterday extended its old age pension of Rs1,000 a month to the 5,544 Sri Lankan refugees living in various camps in the state.

A statement from the government said Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had ordered the payment.

Shortly after taking power in May, the AIADMK government had announced its decision to extend the welfare schemes to Sri Lankan refugees.

Tamil Nadu is home to thousands of Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka, but only some live in designated refugee camps.

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