Resettlement Minister Milroy Fernando has promised Sinhalese families temporarily taking shelter at the Jaffna Railway station that they will soon receive land.
Fernando stated that these families will be given back the land which belonged to them within the Jaffna Peninsula upon the completion of the legal proceedings regarding the government lands in these areas.
All races living together peacefully is always welcome. But that must happen by such people willingly without any force by the Government which is run by majority community.
Manahara Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:44 PM
Positive sign - Majority of the comments on resettling all desregarding the ethnicity. Way to think & act!
dauwa Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:48 PM
But it is not reasonable to settle sinhala families even before the those who are in IDP camps are settled. this shows is the authorities want, all those families could have been settles long before.
dauwa Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:49 PM
Ranjo Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:53 PM
Let them show some prove that they owned any land. The Tamil people all over Sri Lanka BOUGHT those lands from their hard earned money.
Gobbaya Tuesday, 19 October 2010 01:09 PM
ask the Pope whether he wants to build a mosque on his holy site as well
matara kolla Tuesday, 19 October 2010 01:30 PM
Sinhalese are entitled to live anywhere as much as Tamils and Muslims. In this case not only restoration of their lost land but should be compensated for lost livelihoods for quarter of a century.
Man B Tuesday, 19 October 2010 01:36 PM
there are more Tamil people who wants resettle first. Valikamam (HSZ) people suffering more than 22years as IDP's.
Rajan Tuesday, 19 October 2010 04:17 PM
Tamils are not against sinhalese individually on their own wish settling in Jaffna. But they are against state sponsored settlements. Remember a miniority that has been subject to many riots since 1958 need a safe homeland to run if they are attacked. The government and sinhala people never understand this and are also never able to guarantee the safety of tamils. even recently there were problems in yatiyanthota. So, Sinhala people please understand this. The governemnt is sinhalese and majority is sinhalese, so even if tamils live in Matara still the sinhalese have lot of protection because they are mejority and government, President are sinhalese. We are not racist but trying to explain the feelings of a minority
Mendis Aiya Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:44 PM
They have all come back and settled happily for decades OR they have sold those properties and now living comfortably in Europe or Canada.
Phil Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:39 PM
Resettlement Minister Milroy Fernando sets the priorities correctly!
JAMES Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:52 PM
I thought Sri Lankas can live anywhere of their choice in Sri Lanka. Moors in Beruwela or Tamils in Wellawatte I have no problem. but Singhalese or Moors NOT in Jaffna Certainly there is a Problem.Authorities must look into it.
Sinhala European Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:10 AM
Malkanthi, please wait. Government need to process case by case to identify terroristts who got trapped in the camps before resettling them> How can our Sinhala people stay till then? They need to settledown first and restart their business. SInhalese came to Sri Lanka first and thus first come first serve basis, Heard about FILO (first in last out) system!
Mohamed Shafraz Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:41 AM
If it is resettlement it is not matter to what race or ethnicity they are belongs to, all have rights to settle in there own land. But it should not be a settlement.
sathyadeva Wednesday, 20 October 2010 01:42 AM
Most English speaking Srilankans think that Britain is great in every way and the white man is benevolent and gentlemanly. Please read what I wrote about Diego Garcia. Problem of the planet is BBC spins the news, all wetern media spin it to the benefit of the queen, Russians did the same. Our media shouldn't echo BBC . they should enlighten the people, show them the truth truth. BBC is a doctrine manager.
keerthi kuamara Wednesday, 20 October 2010 04:22 AM
my childhood and youger age passed by hearing the word of " peace " and now I'm lucky enough to see it with my naked eyes!!
sam Wednesday, 20 October 2010 09:50 PM
Lot of sinhala people lost home vavunya and trincomale district. reason ltte. no one talk that. help them too.
Gunatilaka Sunday, 12 March 2017 09:36 PM
Pl. give me the break up of the non Tamils who owned free hold properties in Jaffna?
Ganeshan Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:35 AM
please resettle everyone soon in their own lands (whoever they are, Tamils or Sinhalese or els)
No Discrimination Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:35 AM
A good move. In a sovereign country, all races of citizens should be able to live amicably in any part of the country. There should be no labels for "historical homeland myth" and no reserve of lands exclusively for one particular race.
NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:56 AM
Yes give them in VVT.
sharowana Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:57 AM
Please don't make the mistakes twice, first settle the Tamils in their places then think about the Sinhalese or else it is an invitation to terrorism once more. Enough is enough.
Heman Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:00 AM
What acrap in before the how nmany families had Properties for Singhlees LTTE took by force they dont have documents. Now what are you talking Give them the same kalnd Milroy, How to we know th reason
NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:01 AM
Tamils live all part of Srilanka so why Sinhalese families not in Jaffana? Please speed up Resettlement in VVT area also.
abay Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:01 AM
how about the jaffna people driven away from colombo leaving their damaged properties?
Wisdom Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:07 AM
MAY ALL RACES LIVE PEACEFULLY AND CO-EXIST IN ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY.
SRI LANKA SHOULD NEVER BE DIVIDED ON ETHNICITY. THIS SHOULD BE ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION AS WELL AS ENACTED IN PARLIAMENT.
LET THEIR BE BATH KADE'S IN THE NORTH AND THOSA KADES IN THE SOUTH!
Oyage sudu kella Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:24 AM
Sinhalese and Muslims were chased from North and East, Tamils were requested to leave due to escalation of war. Whether Sinhalese, Muslim or Tamil we all are Sri Lankans, so resettle all genuine Sri Lankans soon in North and East. Don't give any allowance for cheats. Trust they all will enjoy a "Subha Anagathayak" !
malkanthi Tuesday, 19 October 2010 06:53 AM
First of all resettle the Jaffna people living in temporary huts. Legal proceedings will take donkey's years for civilians not for politicians.
channa Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:37 AM
What about the Lands they had before which were taken by the LTTE?
Dinesh Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:42 AM
No more Sinhalese,Tamils, Muslims or Christians ...it is only Sri Lankans.Hope every Sri Lankan supports this. No use fighting between us...everyone looses in a war
Saman Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:18 AM
Sinhalese never wanted Tamils be driven away from Western or Southern and helped those who came back after 1983 idiots Riots, Similarly Expect all Sinhalese or others be settled in their own property soon. and encourage all community live together. Idiots like TNA should shut up at least now because the the separatism bring only blood shedding. its true for yesterday, today & tomorrow.
Mark Antony Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:30 AM
What about private land occupied by army in the names of high security zones? No compensations no lands. But land for people who just claim they lived in Jaffna without any evidence. Back to same tactics of issuing govt land to singhalese in north east which was the root cause for terrorism in this country. No lessons learned..
Rohan Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:44 AM
How about building a hindu temple in Kandy dalada maligawa complex? to make sure Srilanka is for every1 Rohan Rohan
sw Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:24 AM
VVT would be an ideal place for his activities
Kamal Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:30 AM
Are you saying that Sinhalese not allowed to live in those areas ? Sorry this aint Tamilnadu
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