1,200 members of 360 Muslim families who were driven away by the LTTE from Jaffna in 1991 have returned to resettle in their places of origin.
Jaffna District Secretary Emelda Sukumar said the resettlement of these Muslim families who had taken shelter in relief camps in Puttalam commenced today.
They are being resettled in Velani, Chavakachcheri and Jaffna. The registration, resettlement and the provision of other facilities including allowances to these persons who are being resettled took place today. In addition to providing 5,000 rupees, each family was given dry rations sufficient for six months. The relational divisional Secretaries and Grama Niladharis are coordinating in the resolution of problems the Muslim families confront in the resettlement process/ A special discussion in this respect was held at the Osmani Muslim School in Jaffna today. Already, 4,701 persons of 1,123 families have been resettled. It is expected that about 6000 more will arrive for resettlement.