De-mined Mannar village ready for resettlement

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 September 2003, 19:00 GMT]
The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) said Monday that the Mallavarayankattu Adampan village in the Mannar district had been cleared of mines and is fit for resettlement of the displaced persons, and it ceremoniallly handed over the village to the Mannar Government Agent, Mr.V. Visuvalingam, Monday evening at a function held at the Adampan Matha Church, district secretariat sources said.

Mallavarayankattu Adampan is the first mine-free village in the Mannar district, sources said. The FSD said an area of about 4,32,635 square meters was cleared.

Mannar Bishop, the Rt.Rev Rayappu Joseph, the Liberation Tigers' Mannar district political head, Mr.C.Amirthab,Sri Lanka Army and Police officials and representatives of various organizations attended the event, sources said.

All 97 Tamil families in the village fled in 1997 during the Sri Lanka Army's military operation code-named "Edibala" and sought refuge at the Jeevothayam centre in Murunkan, sources said.

The displaced families have been pressing the civil authorities for resettlement in the village since the signing of the ceasefire agreement between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE in February last year, sources said.

The Mannar GA has taken steps to resettle the displaced in stages following the handing over of the village by the FSD, sources said.

Twenty-one families would be resettled in the village within the next two weeks in the first stage, district secretariat sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
04.08.19 23:47   Photo
Threatened female activist suffers injuries in suspicious ‘accident’ in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=9882