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  • Years after war, trials of resettlement in Sri Lanka Read more >

    Years after war, trials of resettlement in Sri Lanka

    Image: ”Edward Selyn was displaced in 1996 with her family. Eight years after the war ended and months after her return, she still feels displaced.” Ms. Selyn with her grandchildren at the protest site. | Photo Credit: Meera Srinivasan Meera Srinivasan. It is time for the Sri Lankan government to get its act together on the […]

  • Sri Lanka: Muslims rage over Mannar land Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Muslims rage over Mannar land

    By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan. The people of the North and East came to the street protesting and urging the release of their lands that were taken by the military. Their daring protests have been ‘heard’ and several lands occupied by the security forces are being released gradually paving the way for Tamils to resettle. However, […]

  • Sri Lanka military releases 454 acres to private owners in Jaffna Read more >

    Sri Lanka military releases 454 acres to private owners in Jaffna

    ( Tamils family in newly released land; photo:athavaneng.com) The Ministry of Rehabilitation and Resettlement yesterday announced the release of over 450 acres of military-controlled land to private owners, in the latest reconciliation efforts made by the Government. The Ministry of Defence has identified 454.2 acres of land in Thelipallai D.S. Division for release to private […]

  • Sri Lanka: Army to Release Another 700 Acres Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Army to Release Another 700 Acres

    ( File photo: requesting their land in Valikamam ) The Army has agreed to release to civilians 700 more acres of private land occupied by it in the Valikamam North area in Jaffna, District Secretary N. Vedhanayagan said.He said this was in response to a request made by him to the military to release 1,500 […]

  • Sri Lankan Forces release 700 Acres more in North Read more >

    Sri Lankan Forces release 700 Acres more in North

    T. Ramakrishnan. Sri Lankan security forces have released 700 more acres and the Kankesanthurai railway station in the Northern Province, a few days before the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, is to give an update to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the status of implementation of the October […]

  • Sri Lanka: 400 Acres in North to be Returned to Owners Read more >

    Sri Lanka: 400 Acres in North to be Returned to Owners

    ( Demanding their land back, in Jaffna) T. Ramakrishnan. The Sri Lankan Army is planning to return shortly 400 acres of land in the Northern Province to its owners, according to a senior government official. This includes 200 acres in Tellipalai, Jaffna. Asked how soon the release of lands will take place, the official at […]

  • Sri Lanka: 18,000 Acres for Resettlement in North Read more >

    Sri Lanka: 18,000 Acres for Resettlement in North

    (IDPs in Jaffna – File photo) The Ministry of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs is holding talks for the release of 18,000 acres of land in the North from security forces’ occupation to resettle displaced Northern Tamils on their own lands, Minister D.M. Swaminathan told the Sunday Observer. An extent of 44,548 acres is […]

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