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Govt.: All IDPs Will be Resettled By Year End

Jun 23, 2011 12:38:54 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The government says that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be resettled before the end of the year.

The government has so far resettled 243,787 displaced persons in their respective home lands. However, there still remain 7,156 IDPs at the Kadirgamar relief village and 9,132 IDPs at the Ananda Kumaraswamy relief village in Vavuniya.

Persons from the Mullaitivu District are yet to be resettled while IDPs from the other districts have been resettled. The government has attributed the delay in the resettlement programme to the de-mining programme being carried out in the North.

Resettlement Minister Gunaratne Weerakoon who visited the Kadirgamar relief camp, has said President Mahinda Rajapaksa had instructed to expedite and complete the resettlement programme before the end of the year.