Govt will resettle Muslims evicted by LTTE - President
Nov 14, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Muslims who were forcibly evicted from the North by the LTTE 20 years ago, that the Government would ensure that they are resettled in their places of origin with necessary help to lead happy and prosperous lives.
The President said that the Government would do its utmost to restore their lost belongings. He noted the above addressing the 20th year commemoration meeting of the forcibly evicted Muslims from the Northern Province, held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute auditorium yesterday. The event was organized by the All Ceylon Muslim Congress led by Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiutheen.
Addressing a section of the affected, President Rajapaksa said that the Government policy was to treat all conflict affected equally irrespective of their places of origin, race, religion, time of displacement etc. He noted that specially Non Governmental organizations involved in helping the displaced should keep the above in mind and ensure that equal treatment is meted out to all affected.