The people were resettled in the Madhu Divisional Secretariat area. They belong to 110 families from Periya and Pandi Richan East and West Divisional Secretariat Divisions. They were provided with dry rations for three months, kitchen utensils and other required implements.
Participating in the occasion Minister Milroy Fernando said the Government has launched a special programme to improve their livelihoods. The number of people to be resettled has now dropped to 38 thousand. 3000 of them will be resettled next week. The Government expects to de-mine the area and resettle the remaining displaced