80% of resettled families in Batticaloa not paid livelihood assistance

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 August 2010, 05:53 GMT]
Around eighty percent of resettled people in Batticaloa district have not been paid their livelihood assistance of twenty-five thousand rupees. Others were not paid a single cent as livelihood assistance they are entitled at the time of resettlement, according to Batticaloa district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Pon. Selvarajah.

Thirty six thousand one hundred and eighty one (36,181) families had been resettled in the district. Only 7267 families have received the livelihood assistance. The rest are undergoing untold hardships in running their day to day live, he added.

Not a single resettled family in the villages that comes under the administration of Ki'raan, Kokkaddichcholai, Vavu'natheevu and Chengkaladi divisional offices has been paid livelihood assistance, he pointed out.

He further said 1066 uprooted families from Vanni and resettled in Batticaloa district also have not been paid any livelihood assistance.

 

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