Were Happy to Come Back Home after Lapse of Years
2011-11-03 18:45:39 Hours]
and tranquility ushered in Jaffna with the end of the thirty year
long period of terrorism has welcomed a large number of Jaffna residents,
who were living in India for a couple of years after they left motherland
during the period of separatist war, back to their homesteads.
Despite the rumours being spread by interested parties about Jaffna
as still unsafe place for leading an ordinary life, 1690 members
of 656 families have returned to Jaffna from India last month to
settle in their original villages.
Out of the lot, majority were from the Point Pedro. Division of
those families is as follows.
229 families from Point Pedro, 149 families from Jaffna, 39 families
from Thelippalai, 35 families from Sandilippay, 30 families from
Uduvil, 30 families from Chavakachcheri, 29 families from Velanai,
24 families from Delft, 21 families from Maruthankerny, 15 families
from Chunnakam, 15 families from Kopay, 15 families from Nelliady
and 12 families from Kayts.
A total of 113609 members of 36555 families have been resettled
in the peninsula. This includes Internally Displaced Persons came
from Welfare Centres in Jaffna and Vavuniya and those who returned