Minister of External Affairs Hon. Prof. G L Peiris and Secretary to the President Mr Lalith Weeratunga briefed the diplomatic community today, December 4th , on the latest progress of the National Plan of Action (NPoA) to implement LLRC Recommendations. Key achievements under the five thematic areas in the NPoA, including progress made on the “Census on deaths/injuries to persons and property damages due to the conflict – 2013” and complaints received to date by the Commission on Missing Persons were among matters conveyed to the gathering.
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints regarding Missing Persons has received 9143 complaints as at 20.11.2013 from all parts of the island. This includes 4836 from civilians and 4307 from security forces personnel. In order to facilitate the public to make representations, the Commission has extended the period for receiving complaints to December 31, 2013.
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Ministry of Resettlement had resettled 72,941 families (256,868 persons) in the Eastern Province and 151,280 families (500,157 persons) in the Northern Province by September 30, 2013. The IDPs currently living with friends and relatives or in Open Welfare Centres or and will be resettled are 7,094 families (23,568) persons. Source: Ministry of Resettlement For more details visit: http://www.resettlementmin.gov.lk/
All 594 ex-child combatants who were re-integrated by the Ministry of Rehabilitation & Prison Reforms have received formal education. Through special education programmes and tuition classes under the "Catch up Education Scheme" qualified students sat the G.C.E.(O/L) and (A/L). Of them, 169 have qualified for university entry. Vocational training has also been provided for 322 ex-child combatants in many skill areas. View Statistical Data....
By October 31, 2013, a total of 3550 refugees of Sri Lankan origin returned to Sri Lanka. About 102,000 live in Camps and with friends and relatives in India. Source: Ministry of Resettlement. For more details visit: http://www.resettlementmin.gov.lk/
As a part of the handing over of land used by security forces in the former conflict zone back to their civilian owners, another extent of 23 acres of paddy land was released to their original owners in Mullaitivu recently. Read more
The construction work on the northern expressway linking Colombo to Kurunegala, Dambulla and Kandy, will begin in January, Minister Nirmala Kotalawala said yesterday. Under the first phase, the proposed expressway will be linked to the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway and will extend up to Kurunegala via Ederamulla and Meerigama, and then extended up to Katugastota . Read more
As advised by the President, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakshe, Welioya Sustainable Housing Development Project was inaugurated on July 29, 2012 to facilitate needs of the resettled community. Under the first phase of the project, 500 New Houses were constructed in Helambawewa, Kalyanapura-I, Kalyanapura-III, Monerawewa and Gajabapura villages in Welioya Divisional Secretariat area. Read more
Development of a model village in Kepapilavu in mullaitivu was inaugurated by Hon. Gunaratne Weerakoon, Minister of Resettlement on November 02, 2012. 165 families from the Kepapilavu Village, who were housed at the Menikfarm Relief Village in Vavuniya, could not be resettled in their land due to their land in the village being required for the Security Force Headquarters in Mullaitive. Read more
A project to improve drinking water and sanitation facilities among resettled communities in the Northern and Eastern Provinces commenced by the Ministry of Resettlement is progressing quite satisfactorily. This project was commenced on March 24, 2013 in the Kiran Divisional Secretariat area by the Resettlement Minister M.H. Read more
A Ministry team consisting of Mr. Dhammika Ekanayake, Director (Development), Mr. Samantha Dissanayake, (Development Assistant), Mrs. Anusha de Silva (Development Assistant), Mr. Prasad Batugahage, (Development Assistant), Miss. Kamani Wathsala (Development Assistant) was engaged in interactive community planning activities relating to selection of beneficiaries under a housing project implemented by the Ministry at Welioya Divisional Secretariat Division in the Mullaitivu District. Read more
107 rehabilitated trainees were handed over to their parents on 09.09.2013 at Cultural Hall Vavunia, according to the instructions of Hon.Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Minister of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms. Senior Minister of Human Resources, Hon. Read more
Hon. M.H. Gunarathna Weerakoon, Minister of Resettlement undertook yet an another visit to of the former war zone on June 10, 2013. Continuing with his interest of following wellbeing of the resettled communities on a constant manner, the Hon. Read more