Sunday, August 23, 2009

59,608 families re-settled: Colombo

Sri Lankan Re-settlement and Disaster Relief Services Minister Rishad Bathiudeen told Parliament on Thursday that the government had re-settled 59,608 war displaced families in Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampara in the east and Mannar and Jaffna in the north.

As per the figures provided by the Minister, 35,766 families have been re-settled in Batticaloa, 22,068 families in Trincomalee, 669 families in Mannar, 51 families in Ampara and 1,054 families in Jaffna districts., Disaster Management and Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told the House that the goal was the resettlement of IDPs in the areas in which they originally resided.
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