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The government says it has not set a deadline for the resettlement of the remaining Internally Displaced People (IDP) who are still in camps at Vavuniya.

When asked by Daily Mirror online on reports of a possible deadline to resettle the IDPs, Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services, Rishard Bathiudeen said no such deadline has been set but the government hopes to resettle the IDPs as “soon as possible”.

Indian sources had told Daily Mirror online that the government had informed India that all the IDPs will be resettled by the end of next month, just prior to the April 8 General Elections.  (JN)

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  • Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:57 AM

    The number of displaced resettled by Sri Lanka in such a short period is a world record.

    There are people who criticise Sri Lanka for personal gain.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:17 PM

    THEY WILL NEVER BE SETTLED IN THEIR OWN LAND, THIS IS A FACT,

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 01:06 AM

    Did I hear right, when Govt said all IDPs will be settled in six months in 2009 May end?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:02 AM

    What a disgrace in present day and age!
    These are the roots for fight for self determination.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:35 AM

    The prority is to resettle political scores, ministerial portfolios, gifting political stooges and singing patriotic songs to the ever gullible southern voter.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:41 AM

    You know why? we havn't finish the construction of Viharas, redlight areas, hotels etc yet.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:42 AM

    ha ha !!. I remember someone saying that the IDPs will be settled in a month or so after the Presidential Election. Typical POliticos !!!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:46 AM

    Deadline is given only for Elections !

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:10 AM

    Why should there be a deadline when the presidential election is over.All deadlines and promises are only prior to the presidential elections .

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:13 AM

    Shifting the goal posts based on elections.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:15 AM

    our FM is talking about maldivs he do know about this IDPs

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:19 AM

    OH, WE ARE WAITING TILL EVERYBODY FORGETS THE IDPs. AFTER ALL, THE VALUE OF IDPs AS AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN GIMMICK HAS WANED !

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:24 AM

    yah election is over. So can go against all dirty promises by cheap politicians.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:29 AM

    there have been more dead lines promised (oct. 2009, Jan 2010...) by the GoSL and the President himself, now there are no dead lines all of a sudden....

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:18 AM

    points to ponder for voters

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:37 AM

    Starting from scratch, 'after the elections'!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:03 AM

    Yes we do recall the gourvenment having given March as the deadline to resettle all the IDP's, or maybe that was just election talk.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:06 AM

    No end to crisis

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:31 AM

    The government has deadline for nothing! Only stunts!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:10 AM

    No deadlines - only deadropes before elections.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:10 AM

    Minister Rishard himself is like an IDP. How he will look into the real IDP's?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 05:00 AM

    They may not as the IP's voted for General Sarath Fonseka so it is revenge. This is how the present administration works. So called Buddhists who dont practice their religion.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 05:02 AM

    In the same country one community is enjoying all sources and another living as slaves... very bad

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:58 PM

    hows the sinhalease are quiet when our fellow country men are imprisoned in IDP camps. We are all open to this discrimination but oh hell if they fight back then we are all nationalistic.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:26 AM

    sri lankan politicos dont practise what they preach


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