IDPs dropped to 7,422
August 29, 2011 01:38 pm
The total number of IDPs has declined to 7,422 as of today (August 29). This number includes 3, 319 IDPs in Kadirakamar Zone-0 and 4,103 IDPs in Anandakumaraswami Zone-1 in Menik Farm Relief Village.
The Government has resettled and released 273,088 IDPs so far under its programme for speedy resettlement.
Accordingly, 235,517 IDPs from Vavuniya, Mannar, Trincomalee and other districts have been resettled in their places of origin.
The Government released 27,720 IDPs for humanitarian reasons. They include the elderly, university students, infants with family members, pregnant women and foreign passport holders.
9,851 IDPs in the Jaffna District were also resettled in their places of origin, including Jaffna, Mannar, Vavuniya and Trincomalee, Policy Research & Information Unit of the Presidential Secretariat reports.