Court directs action towards Jaffna HSZ resettlement

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 May 2006, 15:50 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ordered the Jaffna District Government Agent to prepare a preliminary report and submit to court on July 24 on the question of resettling about seven thousand displaced families in the Palaly high security zone in the Jaffna district giving priority to the displaced sheltered in refugee camps and welfare centers when the Fundamental Rights Violation applications filed by Mr.Kasipillai Yogeswaran, a farmer and Mr.Mavai Senathirajah, Jaffna district parliamentarian in this regard came up for inquiry Monday, legal sources said.

The three-member bench of the SC chaired by the Chief Justice Sarath N.Silva further instructed Mr.S.Ganesh, Jaffna District Government Agent to consult the Sri Lanka Army in the preparation of the preliminary report in this regard and to give attention to the Palaly air base. The bench comprised Justices Nihal Jayasinghe and Nimal Dissanayake, legal sources said

Mr. Appathurai Vinyagamoorthy, Counsel for the first applicant submitted to court a report stating about 7465 families have expressed their willingness to resettle in their lands now occupied by government troops, legal sources said.

Petitioners in their applications have begged court to order the authorities concerned to allow them to resettle in their houses and lands located in the Jaffna-Palaly HSZ. Petitioners told in their applications that they had been displaced as the security forces had taken over their houses and lands in the name of high security zone in the year 1990, legal sources said.

Jaffna Security Forces Commander, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, the Defense Secretary and the Jaffna District Government Agent have been cited as respondents in these petitions, legal sources said.

Counsel Mr. Appathurai Vinyagamoorthy with Counsel Thanabalasingham Janahan appeared for the first petitioner Mr.Kasipillai Yogeswaran and President Counsel Mr.Kanageswaran appeared for the second petitioner Mr.Mavai Senathirajah, Jaffna MP. Deputy Solicitor General Ravindra Fernando appeared for the respondents, legal sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
04.08.19 23:47   Photo
Threatened female activist suffers injuries in suspicious ‘accident’ in Batticaloa
03.08.19 23:55  
SL Army puts up military post, Buddhist chanting dominates Kanniyaa
02.08.19 21:18  
Tamils must fight back against illegal seizure of lands by SL Forest Department: Kurunathan
01.08.19 22:55  
38 parents of missing Tamils have perished during prolonged protest, mothers blame IC
31.07.19 23:39   Photo
Deception of so-called reconciliation at display in Kanniyaa: Tamil councillor
30.07.19 16:18   Photo
SL Police evades filing case against extremist monk in Neeraaviyadi
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=18083