Over 6,000 civilians in No War Zone
Disaster Management and Human Rights Ministry Secretary Prof. Rajiva
Wijesinha yesterday said over 6000 civilians have arrived to the No War
Zone declared by the Government since January 22.
The Government declared a no war zone to facilitate civilians in
uncleared to enter cleared areas. Addressing the media at the BMICH,
Prof Wijesinha said the United Nations has also admitted that civilians
fleeing from uncleared areas are being targeted by LTTE terrorists.
"Over 20 civilians who attempted to enter the no war zone died due to
heavy artillery fire by the terrorists" ' he said.
He said the Peace Secretariat has launched a special program to
integrate people living in liberated areas into society.
"The Future Minds of Jaffna exhibition had a major impact on the
youth and student population in Jaffna. They gained knowledge on current
technological developments in the world". The English language and IT
education project to be launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa this
year will be implemented in the North, he said.