92,000 IDPs yet to return to Valigamam north HSZ
[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 June 2003, 02:46 GMT]
Of more than one hundred thousand internally displaced (IDP) Tamil people from Valigamam north since 1987, only about 8,838 persons from four hundred
and sixteen families were allowed to return to their homes. Around ninety two
thousand IDPs are yet to return to Valigamam north, which is designated as
HSZ, Jaffna district secretariat sources said.
During the sixteen-month period since the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was
signed by the government and LTTE, 271,267 persons from 73,378 families
have returned to their lands in the peninsula up to the end of May,
according to the statistics available in the Jaffna district secretariat,
Meanwhile in Thenamaradchchi division about 81,771 persons from 22,598
internally displaced families have returned to their own villages, district
secretariat sources said.