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Sinhala families to be settled in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 2 November 2010 09:42 No Comment]

Sri Lanka government has decided to settle the Sinhala families claiming resettlement in Jaffna on the coastal areas of Jaffna Fort and Ma’niam Thoaddam in Kozhumpuththu’rai, sources in Jaffna said. Parts of prefabricated houses donated by China to construct 12,000 houses in the areas from Muruka’ndi to Mullaiththeevu to settle Sinhala families have been brought to Jaffna to construct houses for the Sinhala families, the sources added.

The construction materials are kept in the custody of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) bases in Jaffna town.

The Tamil residents in the areas near Jaffna Fort and Ma’niam Thoaddam had been uprooted due to SLA offensives and their lands are to be settled with the Sinhala families claiming resettlement in Jaffna.

In Trincomalee too Sinhala families have been settled on lands belonging to Tamils by Sri Lanka government, evicting the Tamil families.

The Sinhala families claiming resettlement are lodged in the Old Jaffna Railway Station where they had arrived in early October and are looked after by SLA in Jaffna.

193 Sinhala families had arrived in Jaffna 08 October seeking resettlement in Jaffna claiming that their families had lived in Jaffna before 1983. They are occupying the old Jaffna Railway Station premises displacing the families of uprooted families from Valikaamam North Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zone (HSZ) who had been staying there.

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