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The United States said it was concerned about the hurried resettlement of Internally Displaced People from the Menik Farm camp in Vavuniya.

In a statement the US embassy said, “many of the most vulnerable families of the war-affected population in the North have been placed on land hastily cleared without adequate shelter, water and sanitation, or provisions to continue their livelihoods”.

However, the US welcomed the work of the government in its efforts to resettle the Internally Displaced Persons within a short span of time.

The release also stated that the US government recently awarded over 3 million Dollars in order to support resettlement.

“The U.S. Government recently awarded over $3million to three organizations supporting resettling communities in the Mullaitivu and Killinochchi districts.

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance awarded funding to ZOA Refugee Care, Sewalanka, and Practical Action to provide the basic needs that many Sri Lankans urgently require.  The support will provide help to nearly 50,000 Sri Lankans with basic services such as adequate shelter, access to potable water and proper sanitation, and food security.  The programs will also put these individuals on the road to a sustainable future, with support to start generating needed income, and connect farmers and fishermen with markets” the release said.

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  • RamUK Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:27 PM

    Yes bcos we borrow money money money...

    tgu Saturday, 20 October 2012 12:00 AM

    werent they accusing the govt of not resettling them quickly enough

    lal Friday, 19 October 2012 07:49 AM

    Resettlement in SLwas faster than resettlement of victims of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. It would have different had the victims were not African Americans.

    ramkuumar Friday, 19 October 2012 04:19 AM

    No one bother about poor helpless refugees who we forced to fall from frying pan to fire. Dear Commentators please one day visit freely to war effected area without forces help.

    Nodrog Friday, 19 October 2012 03:56 AM

    why have eyes only for SL? Do you know the US owes China trillions?

    Nodrog Friday, 19 October 2012 03:53 AM

    Money we pay back and which does not give them the right to interfere.

    ajja Friday, 19 October 2012 01:46 AM

    We are also concerned what USA is doing in the middle east.
    Murder is the name of the game.What about Palestine does USA care for the refugees there?

    perera Friday, 19 October 2012 12:23 AM

    what the hell do these yankee doodle dandees want.
    when they were in camps they did not like it. now they are out they are not happy.

    patriot Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:53 PM

    now our local people can understand the truth about the resettlement

    xlntgson Thursday, 18 October 2012 03:10 PM

    Not only US, we borrow from China too if (Is that true?) US dictates, then China also can do. Who is rich now?

    Dammika Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:30 AM

    This regime may fool the locals .... but they will never be able to fool the world. They are surely watching.

    RamUK Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:07 PM

    will over soon ....

    SANJAYA Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:04 PM

    What ever SL does, USA has some thing to tell...........

    billy Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:42 AM

    first it was resettlement is not quick enough and now its too fast...lol

    Mahasen Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:28 AM

    You wanted quick settlement. Now you say you want slow? Make up your mind.

    Wara Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:23 AM

    and Lybia solution !!

    Dinithi Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:08 AM

    You asked for a quick resolution and you got it!! If it is too quick the government can surely slow it down...even to decades.

    ANTON Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:51 AM

    Sri Lanka is also concerned over rushed resolution of Syrian crisis.

    ravi Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:42 AM

    USA is not concerned about the money they have every thing in record up to now thanks for USA

    RamUK Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:33 AM

    Before jump your guns US is concerned bcos they have provided the some money. I hope if this your money you will concern too.


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