Sri Lankan Tamil refugees stranded at Sindhalakarai were sent back to their habitations after clearance from authorities on Thursday night.

Ambrose Mary, Tahsildar of Ettayapuram, said on Friday that they were sent back around 10.30 p.m. Of those stranded, eight persons were from refugee camps while 47 lived outside.

Ramanan, a Tiruchi-based agent, who is still at large, cheated the refugees.

Based on a complaint from J. Amaladoss (28) of Valavanthan Kottai refugee camp, Tiruchi, with the Ettayapuram police, a case has been registered against Ramanan.