Forced eviction remembered
Nov 14, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka will today mark the twentieth anniversary of the forced eviction of Muslims from the North by the now wiped-out terror outfit- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The official commemoration will be held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen (former Minister of Resettlement), and FAO (UN) Resident Representative Patrick Evans, in attendance.
On October 25, 1990 Northern Muslims were ordered out of LTTE-controlled area, which led the entire Muslim population of Jaffna, and Mannar numbering roughly 100,000 persons to leave within 48 hours.
According to Researcher Sharika Thiranagama the orders for the Muslim eviction came from the highest rung of the Tigers.