Jaffna MPs allocate funds for dependents of missing persons

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 September 2004, 11:42 GMT]
Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians have allocated funds under the Decentralized Budget for the welfare of the dependents who have lost their breadwinners following the disappearance of persons after the arrest by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) during the period 1996-1997, sources said.

The funds will be used to supply sewing machines and other materials to the dependents of disappeared persons to start self income generating projects to earn a living, Mr.K.Sivanesan, one of the Jaffna district TNA MPs said.

The Central Government allocates five million rupees to each parliamentarian annually to spend on development and welfare projects in their respective districts channeled through District Co-ordinating Committee, sources said.

This year Jaffna district TNA parliamentarians have decided to allocate considerable sum of money to uplift the standard of living of dependents of the missing.

Around six hundred Tamils had been reported missing following the arrest by SLA soldiers.


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