Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last batch of Kokuvil camp IDPs return home

The last batch of Internally Displaced Persons, living in a Kokuvil welfare camp in Batticaloa, was yesterday sent back to their villages in Trincomalee.

There were 321 persons from 91 families.

The number people displaced in Trincomalee and Batticaloa stood at 41,000 and 150,000 respectively. They had been housed in 112 welfare camps. Meanwhile, 2,500 persons belonging to 745 families, whose resettlement in their villages in the Trincomalee District had been delayed because of the presence of high security zones, were provided with temporary shelter in the areas of Killiveddi, Pattipidal and Pillankerny.

Courtesy: The Island
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