in Vadamarachchi East Completes another Stage
[Updated :: 2010-09-15 11:10:22 Hours]
Another group of civilians who were longing to restart the life
after being displaced due to terrorist activities in the recent
past went to their original homestead at Marathankerni on Tuesday
(14.09.2010) when the government’s resettlement programme continued
in Vadamarachchi East.
total of 1089 members of 309 families who had finally found shelter
at government “Ramavil” welfare centre in Kodikamam were resettled
in their villages in six Gramaseva Divisions, Championpattu north,
Championpattu south, Marathankerni, Aliyavalai, Vathirayan and Udutturai.
areas had abundantly been mined by the LTTE before Army Engineer
troops together with foreign de-mining agencies worked round the
clock to remove those explosives for the safety of civilians.
range of welfare projects coincided with the brief faction held
at Marathankerni public ground on Tuesday morning to mark the occasion
with Hon. Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises
Development Mr. Douglas Devananda as Chief Guest.
the meeting, Jaffna District Secretary Ms. Imelda Sukumar specially
mentioned of the cooperation extended by Commander Security Forces-Jaffna
Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and relevant Army formations
and officers to expedite the programme.
family received a sum of Rs. 5000/= in cash, roofing sheets, cement
for necessary renovations of houses and sets of agriculture equipment
from the Chief Guest, District Secretary and General Officer Commanding
55 Division Brigadier Sudath Perera. 55 Division had arranged a
donation of school items for schoolchildren of resettled families.
Guest handed over two houses newly built by the 16th Vijayabahu
Infantry Regiment and 8th Sri Lanka Armoured Corps for Mr. Samaran
Suman and Mr. Appakutti of Thalaiady. In addition, 55 Division has
constructed 75 temporary houses for civilians in those six Gramaseva
the same occasion, new Out Patients’ Department at Marathankerni
hospital earlier destroyed by the LTTE was handed over to Provincial
Health Department after it was renovated by the troops of 37th Sri
Lanka National Guard.
foundation stone for the Marathankerni Divisional Secretariat, opening
of Champianpattu government school and Marathankerni new Pradeshiya
Sabha building and opening two new bus services to Point Pedro and
to Kodikamam were among the other services made available for newly
Commanders of Brigades and Units and Senior Officers of the 55 Division,
Civil Administration Officers and a large crowd of civilians attended