Another 1,000 IDPs resettled
The resettlement of around 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons in
Ganeshapuram, Kattayamalei, Muththuwinayagapuram, Mankulam east,
Pannikulam and Indupuram villages commenced yesterday.
Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri said the
Government has restarted the resettlement process in a big way under the
strategic plan after the Presidential Election. Accordingly, measures
have been taken to resettle the people twice a week from now.
The Governor said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had directed State
authorities to provide assistance to re-settle the IDPs in their native
places without delay.
Accordingly, they are provided with all obligatory requirements till
they are settled in their original places under the guidelines of Senior
Presidential Advisor, Head of Presidential Task Force on Resettlement,
Development and Security of the Northern Province Basil Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, 1232 members of 300 families in Pooneryn division, 194
members of 49 families in Vilathikulam, Madhu, 1500 members of 613
families in Thunukkai, 690 members of 260 families in Manthai East and
1000 members of 350 families in Karachchi, Kilinochchi had already been
resettled by the Government.
The Governor further said that everything has been put in place to
resettle the people in three GS divisions in Paranthan of the