Resettlers in Thenmaradchchi HSZ to get livelihood assistance

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 April 2004, 21:55 GMT]
The Jaffna District Secretary and Government Agent, Mr.S.Pathmanathan, Tuesday directed his officials to expedite the payment of livelihood assistance to resettled internally displaced families in the high security zones in Thenmaradchi division in Jaffna district, authoritative sources said.

A meeting of the Jaffna district rehabilitation, resettlement co-ordinating committee was held Tuesday in the Jaffna district secretariat with Mr.Pathmanathan in the chair, sources said.

Divisional Secretariariat and heads of government departments in the Jaffna district attended the meeting, which discussed in detail the assistance to be provided to resettled families in high security zones and other areas in the district.

Mr.Pathmanathan instructed his officials to give priority in granting payment of livelihood assistance of Rs 25,000/= to each family resettled in the high security zones in the villages, Thanankilappu, Maravanpulo and Kaithady-Navatkuli areas in Thenmaradchchi division, sources said.

Meanwhile Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretary Mr.S.Srinivasan said Tuesday that till Monday 73 internally displaced families have resettled in their lands, which are located in these villages.

He added that action is being taken to organize rural rehabilitation co-ordinating committees in areas where resettlement has taken place to facilitate the payment of livelihood assistance, sources said.

 

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