Sri Lankan held in Tamil Nadu without valid documents

He told the police that he left his country fearing torture at the hands of military there and that he had come in search of his wife who is lodged in a refugee camp in Erode district, about 360 kms from Rameswaram. Arulselvan was picked up by Dhanushkodi police and handed over to ‘Q’ branch police, who arrested him for entering the country without proper travel documents, they said adding the man was being questioned. (Colombo Gazette) A 42-year-old Sri Lankan national who arrived in Rameswaram by a boat today claiming that he fled his country fearing detention by the military, was arrested for travelling without valid travel documents, police said.The man identified as Arulselvan from Jaffnaa reached Arichalmunai by boat this morning, the Press Trust of India reported read more