Friday, January 8, 2010

Number of IDPs reduce considerably

There are only 79,965 IDPs remaining in eight welfare centers in Vavuniya while 1,349 IDPs are in Jaffna, Minister for Disaster Management and Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday (07) at a press briefing.

In addition, a total of 19,683 have used the freedom of movement granted by the government begining December, while 2705 are yet to return to welfare centers on the days given by them, he noted.

As of yesterday (07), a total of 169, 891 IDPs have been released and resettled in the North out of over 270,000 IDPs displaced, he added.

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