Vavuniyaa IDPs transported to transit camps in East

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 08:06 GMT]
1191 members of 385 Internally Displaced families among the hundreds of thousands detained in Vavuniyaa internment camps after the fall of Vanni region to the government forces were brought to Eastern province Sunday and Monday in two batches . They were transported to Batticaloa and Ampaa’rai in Sri Lanka Army buses, under heavy escort, sources in Vavuniyaa said.

941 members of 355 families are lodged in a transit camp located in Batticaloa Sinhala Maha Vidiyalaya. 250 members of 30 families are sheltered in Kaaraiththeevu Vipulaanantha Maha Viththiyaalayam.

They will be sent to their villages in the districts of Batticaloa and Ampaa’rai after being screened by the security forces to find out whether any persons involved in terrorist activity in past were among them, civil authority sources said.

 

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