Jaffna civilian toll revealed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
According to Jaffna Kachcheri officials, over eight thousand Jaffna civilians have been killed in the conflict since 1990.

Statistics prepared by the Jaffna kachcheri in preparation for discussions with Mr. Somapala Gunadheera the chief of the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority for the North (RRAN) who is currently in the peninsula revealed that 8554 Jaffna civilians have been killed in the war from 1990 to 1997.

According to the Jaffna kachcheri figures 2620 civilians of the peninsula have been maimed due to the conflict.

The RRAN comes directly under the purview of the Sri Lankan President. The Kachcheri officials will discuss a plan for securing compensation for these war victims.

 

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