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Friday, August 24 , 2012 - 6.26 GMT
Resettlement process in final stage


The Government has begun the final stage of resettlement process for the remaining internally displaced person (IDP) families in the Northern Province.

The Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon said the remaining displaced persons in the Menik Farm Welfare Village in Vavuniya will be resettled within the next few weeks.

Recently the Government resettled 994 IDPs belonging to 300 families who had been living in Menik Farm Village in Puthukudiyiruppu which had been cleared of mines recently.

According to the Ministry, 266,695 displaced persons who had taken shelter in the Menik Farm Welfare Village in Vavuniya had been resettled under the Northern Resettlement programme.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has recorded that a total of 512 families comprising 1,481 members have been resettled in Mullaithivu District in the month of July.

The Ministry has spent more than 2 billion rupees for the resettlement process.





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