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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:45:14 PM Govt. release 9900 IDPs to their hometowns

Govt. resettle 9900 IDPs to their hometowns

The resettlement of the internally displaced spearheaded by Special Presidential Adviser and MP, Basil Rajapaksa,Chairman of the Northern Task Force yesterday (11 September)  released 9900 internally displaced persons housed at the Menik Farm in Vavuniya to their hometowns, these IDPs were provided transport through state buses to reach their homes by the authorities.

The hometowns they reach are now cleared of mines buried by the LTTE during the war period.

Among those released were 6838 to Jaffna, 2170 to Trincomalee, 683 to Batticaloa and 274 to Ampara.

Among them were 74 students selected to the Jaffna University. They were sent back in special buses under armed escort.

Northern Task Force Head, Basil Rajapaksa, Ministers Risath Badiutheen and Douglas Devananda, Northern Province Governor G. A. Chanbdrasiri, Governor Eastern Province Mohan Wijewickrema and several other high ranking state officials were present on the occasion where all IDPs left with smiles to reach their homes.

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