Elthumadduval families seek resettlement

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 March 2002, 17:03 GMT]
Seven hundred forty families displaced from the southern Jaffna have written to Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urging him to allow them resettle in their villages of Eluthumadduval and Karambaikkurichchi as part of the effort to restore normalcy in the north and east under the terms of the cease-fire agreement between his government and the Liberation Tigers.

ltte_sentry_muhamalai.jpg
An LTTE trooper at the command centre for the Eluthumadduval FDL. (Photo:TamilNet)
The A9 road to Jaffna which is blocked by the Forward Defence Lines of the LTTE and the Sri Lanka army has to be reopened on 22 March according in terms of the agreement.

The Tigers say that they have already demined and prepared their side of the A9 road at Eluthumadduval for the re-opening.

A spokesman for the families told TamilNet that the families want to return to their homes because reopening the road at Eluthumdduval means that their villages in this sector are safe for resettlement.

He said the families from Eluthumadduval and Karambaikurichchi were displaced in May 2000 due to heavy fighting and bombing. The families had made several appeals to the Sri Lanka army to let them resettle. The SLA had refused to grant them permission to return so far.

"The SLA cannot insist on keeping our villages as part of its security zone if it is sincere about opening the road to public traffic", the spokesman for the displaced families said.

muhamalai_ps_office.jpg
Muhamaalai Pradeshiya Sabha sub office in Muhamalai destroyed in SLA bombing.
Photo:TamilNet


Related Articles:
14.03.02   Pall over last obstacle on road to Jaffna

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.05.20 15:56   Photo
TYO-UK pushes back on British Foreign Secretary's May 18 tweet
20.05.20 22:09  
SL TID interrogates outspoken Tamil activist VS Sivakaran in Mannaar
19.05.20 16:23   Photo
IBC's sister-media Gagana used to threaten Tamil villagers in Trinco on 18 May Remembrance
19.05.20 07:42   Photo
Eezham Tamil and Muslim solidarity non-negotiable in true spirit of Mu'l'livaaykkaal
18.05.20 23:20   Photo
Occupying SL military desecrates Remembrance Day candles, harasses Tamil politicians
18.05.20 07:11   Photo
Remembrance event urges Tamils to own justice project, establish genocidal intent of Sinhala state
17.05.20 05:18   Photo
Break paradigm that regards Tamils as victims to achieve equitable solution: Balakumaran in 2004
16.05.20 16:54   Photo
The Guardian succumbs to pressure from SL High Commission on indigenous term Eelam
15.05.20 12:26   Photo
SL Army fires at Tamil youth in Point Pedro, Jaffna
14.05.20 21:28   Photo
IC deceived Tamils on genocide investigation: Students of Faculty of Art at Jaffna University
13.05.20 22:55   Photo
Remembrance of Tamil Genocide and Resistance commences in occupied Tamil Eelam
12.05.20 23:03  
India neither ‘balancer’ or ‘challenger’ to China in Indo-Pacific: Aussie think-tank
11.05.20 20:25  
Outspoken CCP called back from North, former commander appointed as top health bureaucrat
10.05.20 21:24  
Mannaar fishers confront off-season right after Pandemic curfew ravaging their livelihood: Alam
09.05.20 11:31   Photo
Occupying Sinhala soldiers mete out revenge assaults against Tamil families in Jaffna, Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=6781