The displaced people in Thenmarachchi areas, during the year 1999 confrontations, request for rehabilitation. In this connection, an appeal letter has been forwarded by them to Sri Lanka government Officers and International Humanitarian Organization Administrative officers.
The displaced people has alleged, even though landmines are excavated in their villages, the defense sector is not granting them for rehabilitation in their native villages. 170 families from Thanankilappu, 150 families from Maravanprua and Kaithadi and Nawatkuli 250 families were displaced during the year 1999. Out of this, 35 families from Karavanpura and 200 families from Kaithadi had been rehabilitated.
According to speculation, the forces have forcibily taken over 5000 acres of land which produces half portion of paddy in Jaffna. Meanwhile, due to the closure of Thanankilappu roadway at Nunavil, people are spending more time for their travelling was stated.
Source : Lankasri.com