By Romesh Madushanka
The government hopes to resettle all the remaining Internally Displaced People (IDP) who are in IDP camps at Vavuniya within a period of six months, Newly appointed Minister of Resettlement Milroy Fernando said.
The Minister made these comments to the media after visiting IDP camps in Vavuniya and meeting the displaced people.
Nearly 70,000 IDPs from the North still remain in welfare camps in Vavuniya while over 200,000 others have already been resettled.
India had this week called for the resettlement of the remaining IDPs while the UN had praised the government for its efforts to resettle over 200,000 displaced people affected by the war in the North. (Daily Mirror online)
Pic By Romesh Madushanka