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* Sri Lankan government determined to resettle Northern IDPs in their original homes - Tamil MP
Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 08:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 17, Colombo: A Tamil parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's governing party says the government is determined to resettle the internally displaced people (IDPs) in the North in their original homes.

Murugesu Chandrakumar, who is a member of governing party ally, Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), has said at an event in Kopay in the North that the government is trying to expedite the resettlement of IDPs in their original homes.

He said that as many as 22,000 IDPs were living in the Valikamam North area, and had been housed in welfare centers under difficult conditions, while there were others who had been living with their relatives.

"We are aware of the problems they face and we are providing them with all the basic necessities to help them resettle in their original places of residence. We are also assisting them with infrastructure facilities to speed up the resettlement process," Chandrakumar was quoted in the local media as saying.

"After four years of war, the Northern Province has achieved massive growth. Some are attempting to create tension among the people, and this could lead to an unpleasant situation in the region, once again," the MP added.

He said the people in the North should use the opportunities provided to them in a wise manner.

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