More Batticaloa IDP families released for resettlement in their villages

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 November 2009, 17:49 GMT]
Fifty-one Internally Displaced Persons of eighteen families held in camps in Jaffna district were sent to Batticaloa Thursday by three state sector buses thorough A9 road. They are now given shelter in Batticaloa Sinhala Maha Vidiyalayam. They would be resettled in their villages in the district after screening by armed forces and police intelligence unit, sources in Batticaloa said.

Meanwhile, another batch of 46 members of 16 Batticaloa IDP families detained in Vavuniyaa camps left Vavuniyaa in state sector buses Thursday evening for resettlement in the villages in the east, sources said.

From August 10 till Thursday 2398 members of 863 Batticaloa IDP families detained in Vavuniyaa camps were sent back for resettlement in their villages in the district.

 

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