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SLA personnel to be settled in uprooted civilians’ land in Ki’linochchi

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 July 2010, 06:28 GMT]
Five thousand houses constructed in Mu’ruka’ndi area in Ki’linochchi district including Skanthapuram along A9 road are to be settled in August with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) senior and junior officials and their families permanently while the uprooted civilians brought to be resettled in Skanthapuram are left in a school building by Sri Lanka government officials, sources in Ki’linochchi said.

House constructed for SLA settlers in Vanni
House constructed for SLA settlers in Vanni


The above prefabricated houses bought with international funds donated for resettlement in Vanni are being transported to Ki’linochchi in heavy vehicles and are assembled on cement foundation and flooring on selected places, NGO circles said.

Sri Lanka government, with its scheme to construct 12,000 prefabricated houses in the above area intends to settle the SLA personnel with their families permanently.

In the first stage of this scheme of Sinhalicization, 5,000 houses are to be settled with SLA personnel and their families in the first weeks of August.

No one except SLA personnel and labourers is allowed into this housing scheme that is being constructed in haste.

Sinhalese building masons are working along with SLA personnel in constructing the houses, sources in Ki'linochchi who had taken the snaps of the houses said.

SLA settlement
Material brought into Vanni for the construction of houses for SLA personnel
SLA settlement
Material brought into Vanni for the construction of houses for SLA personnel

 

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