193 Sinhala families seek resettlement in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 October 2010, 05:12 GMT]
193 Sinhala families have arrived in Jaffna until Friday seeking resettlement in Jaffna claiming that their families had lived in Jaffna before 1983. They are occupying the old Jaffna Railway Station premises displacing the families of uprooted families from Valikaamam North Sri Lanka Army (SLA) High Security Zone (HSZ) who had been staying there, local media sources said. Some of these Sinhala families belong to SLA soldiers in Jaffna and SLA authorities are providing the basic needs for all the Sinhala families. Meanwhile, Jaffna Government Agent Ms. Imelda Sukumar said that no one had informed Jaffna Secretariat about the Sinhala families coming to Jaffna. The families handed Friday appeals to Jaffna GA and Sri Lanka minister Douglas Devananda requesting help to resettle them in Jaffna.

183 Sinhala families had come to Jaffna Monday and 10 of them Friday. These families are from Anuradapura area.

Residents in Jaffna had thought that these families were Sinhala people visiting Jaffna as tourists and pilgrims until a Southern daily had published news that Sinhala families have returned to Jaffna seeking resettlement.

193 Sinhala families seek resettlement in Jaffna
193 Sinhala families seek resettlement in Jaffna
193 Sinhala families seek resettlement in Jaffna
193 Sinhala families seek resettlement in Jaffna
193 Sinhala families seek resettlement in Jaffna


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