Posts Tagged ‘Jaffna’

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 May 2010, 11:05 GMT]

The civilians uprooted from Valikaamam in Vadamaraadchi by occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) converting their lands into High Security Zone (HSZ) 20 years ago have lost all hopes despite repeated promises and announcements made by government ministers, officials and Jaffna SLA Commander as SLA authorities continue to deny permission for resettlement, according to A.C. Nadarajah, one of nearly a hundred thousand uprooted persons in Jaffna peninsula. Mr. Nadarajah, a former principal, social activist and the present manager of ‘Yarl Thinakural’ in Jaffna, leads one of the welfare organizations for uprooted civilians in Jaffna peninsula. “It is obvious that the main reason for this predicament is the adamancy of the SLA to vacate the lands and properties confiscated from thousands of families in Jaffna peninsula,” Mr. Nadarajah told journalists in Jaffna. (more…)

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COLOMBO, Aug 14, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — Sri Lankan police in the northern town of Vavuniya plan to prevent the internally displaced people from leaving government welfare camps, local media reported Friday.

Senior police officials in the region said that around 40 of the displaced people had been arrested for attempted escape. (more…)

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