Press release: TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran on foot to visit families in newly released areas.
TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran visited families in the recently cleared areas in Velikamam North which is in the periphery of the high security zone. Families who fled this area 20 years ago return to find that they are in the middle of a jungle with no access and irregular water supply. Families are seen returning to places which were their homes to find roofs gone and walls unstable. As living is not a possibility in the present situation they are seen returning to their homes and cooking just to take procession of what is their own.
Although local government officials are striving to do everything within their means their efforts are like a drop in the ocean due to the lack of funds.
In addition to the same villages in the areas which have been released areas have houses occupied by the military,
He appeals to the government to urgently release funds so that families could return to their homes and live normal lives,
He further went on to reiterate the need for the government to expedite the release of a large area of land which is still awaiting release.
Tamil National Alliance
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