IDPs resettled in four more villages
Resettlement in Kollonkath, Selvapuram, Mavattapuram and Mavattapuram
in Valikamam North Divisional Secretariat Division was effected by
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on July 20.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa greets a child at the ceremony
During the war, all these villages were within the High Security
Zone. However, lands are now returned to their original owners.
Accordingly, 650 families were resettled on this day.
The ceremony to mark the resettlement was held at Veemangamam College
in Valikaman North. Electricity supply to the homes of the newly
resettled was launched by the minister.
Agricultural implements and seeds necessary for the continuance of
livelihoods too were distributed by the minister.
The minister said despite difficulties the government was
experiencing in catering to the needs of the newly resettled and those
to be resettled, it will go ahead uninterrupted with its plans until all
the displaced persons are resettled and every resettled family is
provided with facilities for sustenance.
State officials including the Divisional Secretary of Valikamam North
participated in this event.