A part of the 50,000 housing aid promised by New Delhi for the war-affected people in the North and East is planned to be used for demographic genocide in the East at the village of Kachchat-kodi in the Paddip-pazhai division of Batticaloa district, according to Eastern Provincial council member R. Thurairatnam. The village, which was predominantly Tamil a few years ago and was affected by displacement during the war, now has 2 new Sinhala Buddhist Viharas constructed and a number of Sinhala families brought from outside settled with the assistance of Buddhist priests.
75 houses are being constructed for the settlers with the financial assistance of Buddhist establishments. In addition, the Indian housing assistance also would be used in settling the newcomers. There were only 12 Sinhala families in that village before the war.
The assistance, coming from the Buddhist establishment, is being channelled to the Sinhala settlers without involving the divisional administration and without informing the GS officer or the Divisional Secretary.
The colonisation scheme is situated between 19th Mile Post and 21st Mile Post along both the sides of a 3 km long road in the Paddip-pazhai division.
The Sinhala settlers have been brought from Uhana, Piyangala, Nugelanda, Ampaa’rai, Maha-Oya and 36th Colony.