SLA to be camped among resettlers
[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 October 2002, 15:28 GMT]
Agrarian service officials in the Thenmaradchi
Division of Jaffna Thursday said that the Sri Lanka
army didnít guarantee the safety of farmers whom it
permitted this week to cultivate their lands in the
Thanangkilappu area. The SLA had informed the
officials that fields lying within thousand meters
west of the Chavakachcheri Thanangkilappu Road and
300 meters south of the A9 Road in this sector are
very heavily mined.
There may be mines in the fields even beyond these
high-risk zones, according the SLA.
That the SLA had granted permission to farmers in
Thanangkilappu to cultivate their lands by the
Chavakachcheri Thanangkilappu Road and south of the
A9 received wide publicity in the Jaffna press
Meanwhile, the 55 Division of the SLA said it would
permit the residents of the Meesalai Educated Womenís
Colony Scheme to resettle in their homes from 10
However, the SLA said it would be camped in the
village, occupying 15 houses belonging to residents.
The people of the Meesalai Educated Womenís Colony
Scheme fled the war in 2000.