Friday, November 13, 2009

Figure of IDPs reduced further

The total number of IDPs remaining in welfare villages in the North and East is down to 143161 as of today (13). The total remaining in Vavuniya welfare centres is 132748, stated the Minister for Disaster Management and Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe at a press briefing today.

It is a significant improvement from last week when the figure of the total number of IDPs was over 153,000. The Minister said that resettlements are taking place every day.

24 flailing machines are used as of today for the de- mining process where 19 of them were purchased through government funds.

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