110 families from Kepapilavu are to be resettled permanently in the Suriyapuram forest areas where they are currently staying, despite being promised that they could return to their own homes within two months, reported Jaffna newspaper Uthayan.
As the Suriyapuram forests belong to the government, procedures have begun to divide the land between the families, according to Mullaitivu’s District Government Agent, N Vethanayagan.
The families were the last of the IDPs to leave the Manik Farm camp when it closed in late September, and were then moved to temporary shelters in the Suriyapuram forest region, close to Nandikadal.
When asked whether the families would be allowed to return to their homes within two months, the GA instead stated
“They are to be settled permanently in the location where they are currently staying. All due arrangements for this are currently underway. Because the region is government land, it will be divided among the families.”
Tamil activists in the UK have joined organisers of the 'Boycott Sri Lanka Cricket' campaign in calling for calm at today's protest in Cardiff and condemning any suggestion of retaliatory violence or 'revenge'.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse has said that the rights of Sinhalese to purchase land in the North cannot be suppressed.
According to Uthayan, Gotabhaya also declared that no province belonged to any race.
Still smarting from India's vote at the UNHRC, Sri Lanka has informed India of the decision not to devolve police powers to the provinces.
Retaliating to allegations that Sri Lanka was retreating on its promise to implement the 13th Amendment,
Following the violent scenes of Tamil 'Boycott Sri Lankan Cricket' activists being assaulted by Sri Lankan cricket fans, on Monday night outside the Oval in London, Tamil Guardian spoke to one of the organisers, Thusiyan.
University Tamil societies from across the UK have released a statement condemning the racist attacks outside the Oval on Monday.
21 Tamil societies joined together to denounce the attacks and commend the peaceful campaign of the activists,