Over 95 percent of IDPs resettled - Defence Secretary
Dec 13, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said over 95 percent of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been resettled. He said the Security Forces have been instrumental in the process of reconciliation and resettlement process after the war. He also said most of the land mines have been removed in areas in the North.
Seventy per cent of the demining was done by the Army. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was speaking at a felicitation ceremony held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in honour of Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.
Major General Hathurusinghe was awarded with the international Gusi Peace Prize for peace and respect for human life and dignity.
The ceremony was organized by a committee of people representing the North and South.