Funds allocated for resettled persons remain unused in Batticaloa district

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 June 2010, 16:20 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Batticaloa district MP, P. Selvarasa, accused that the 5792 million rupees allocated to provide basic facilities to the resettled persons uprooted from areas in Batticaloa district during the 2006 military offensive on Paduvaankarai have not been utilized by the related authorities. Selvarasa’s accusation comes when reports are issued claiming that the needs of the resettled civilians have been considerably met, following the recent official visit to Batticaloa by Minister of Resettlement, Milroy Fernando and Depurty minister, Vinayagamoorhty Murlitharan.

745 million rupees allocated to fulfill the basic needs of the resettled civilians and 5047 million rupees for construction of houses for them in the villages of Vavu’natheevu, Paddippazhai, Chengakaladi Divisional Secretariats remain unspent, Selvarasa said.

Paduvaankarai people continue to suffer without drinking water, facilities for health, transport, electricity, insufficient number of teachers, permanent houses, road reparations and employment opportunities, he added.

Meanwhile, wild elephants have begun to intrude into their settlement threatening them with death, he said.

The persons who had lavished the people of Batticaloa with various promises on the eves of the local government, Eastern Provincial Council, Presidential and Parliamentary elections and earned their votes have failed to fulfill their promises, the MP said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
29.09.19 18:19  
No to alternative lands, original lands must be released with compensation, say Tamil activists
28.09.19 13:24   Photo
SL State-owned paper refuses to publish condemnation issued by Hindu Congress
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=32026