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Displaced persons to be resettled before 31st December

Jun 22, 2011 11:16:58 AM - itnnews.lk

The Minister of Resettlement has said that the remaining people who have been displaced due to terrorism will be resettled in their places of origin before the end of this year.

Minister Gunaratne Weerakoon said that the President has informed that all displaced persons in relief villages should be resettled in their places of origin before 31st of December. He said that the President also instructed  him to provide houses to the best of their ability, schools for children and other necessities for the displaced persons  to rebuild their lives.

The Minister expressed these views following an observation tour made to Kadiragamar Relief Village in Vavuniya. 243,787 people who were displaced in the North have already been resettled in their places of origin. Seven thousand one hundred and fifty six persons are currently remaining in the Kadiragarmar Relief Village in Vavuniya while 9130 persons are staying at the Ananda Cumaraswamy Relief Village. They are expected to be resettled before the end of this year. The development work of their places of origin has already begun and the displaced persons are being provided all facilities until the work is completed. A special discussion on the progress of the resettlement process in Mullaitivu and Vavuniya was held today in the Kadiragamar Village with the participation of Government Officials in Vavuniya District and officials of the Ministry.