Mon, 21 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

LTTE grabbed 2,000 acres of land in North: PTF

3 April 2013 01:42 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The LTTE is known to have taken over more than 2,000 acres of residential properties belonging to Muslims in the North and given them to its supporters during the war, officials said yesterday.

They said this had resulted in the government having to find alternative land to resettle the displaced Muslims.

S.B. Divaratne, who heads the Presidential Task Force overseeing resettlement, said the lands grabbed by the LTTE had been occupied by some people for more than ten years and therefore there were practical difficulties when it came to moving the occupants out of these lands.   

He said though some 23,000 Muslims families, displaced from their original places of residence had consented to be resettled in the North after the war ended, nearly 15,000 had been resettled, particularly in the Mannar district.

“We want to resettle the remaining 8,000 families as well. Yet, their lands are occupied by others. We cannot take back these lands. Instead, we have to find them alternative lands elsewhere in the North,” Mr. Divaratne said.

He said some Sinhala families, displaced from the North also wanted to return to their original lands.

“We have to resettle them in Mannar and Vavuniya South. There are about 2,500 families registered with us. After the war was over, we prioritized the resettlement of Tamils. Now, we are focusing more on displaced Muslim and Sinhala families,” Mr. Divaratne said.  

The government has decided to allocate a percentage of the housing units constructed with India’s assistance to Muslim and Sinhala returnees. India had agreed to build 50,000 houses in the North.(Kelum Bandara)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 7

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • aj Wednesday, 03 April 2013 07:05 AM

    what about muslims and govt capture lands of tamils in east and north?

    Imtias Wednesday, 03 April 2013 05:07 AM

    Crocodile tears

    Risk Wednesday, 03 April 2013 12:00 AM

    It was ice age, when i last heard about Jaffna born sinhalese via DM Android App

    ravi Wednesday, 03 April 2013 07:26 AM

    all will be back again verry soon

    jiggy Wednesday, 03 April 2013 05:15 AM

    fantastic, finally the government has woken up. It is high time that the government resettled the 500,000 sinhalese and muslims who were ethnically cleansed from teh North by the racist LTTE.
    If neccessary the LTTE supporters who stole the sinhala lands should be moved out and the lands given back to the sinhalese.

    ajith L Wednesday, 03 April 2013 07:42 AM

    how can we ask India to build 50000 houses when they too are displaced!!!!!Look at the state of shanties and toilets in India the so called Bollywood nation of Asia.

    raviraj Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:17 AM

    Ajith, you must post this question to your govt.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu

Vavuniya tusker’s demise DID TOO MANY ‘COOKS’ SPOIL JUMBO’S RECOVERY?

On June 11 Sri Lanka lost another one of its magnificent tuskers that succumb

Life and Times of Dynamic “Thamby” Arumugan Thondaman

Thamby”in Tamil means younger brother. It is also used widely as a pet name



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.