More IDPs resettled in Eachchilampathu

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 August 2007, 05:01 GMT]
About 1200 members of 317 Tamil families displaced from Eachchilampathu division in Trincomalee district last year following military offensives by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) were taken to their villages, Ilankaiththurai and Muhaththuvaaram, for resettlement Saturday, civil society sources in Trincomalee said.

Nearly 1100 persons were transported by bus from Batticaloa district via Vaakarai and 90 families from a temporary shelter located in Killiveddy in Moothoor division, sources added.

7,600 persons from 2190 families have already been resettled in several villages in Eachchilampathu division.

All families have been staying in temporary shelters in Batticaloa district.


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