|Families settled in Jaffna HSZ
Families belonging to three Grama Niladari divisions
in Ilavalai and Keerimalai in the Jaffna district
were resettled yesterday.
The area was earlier demarcated as a High Security
This was the first set of resettlement in the area
after the removal of the HSZ.
Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise
Development Minister Douglas Devananda and Tamil
National Alliance (TNA) members were present when
the families were resettled in the area.
“The government has removed several high security
zones after the completion of the war. This will
continue in the future too,” Devananda told The
TNA parliamentarian Mavai Senadhiraja, meanwhile,
said that this was an improvement on the
resettlement front and the removal of the high
security zone was an encouraging sign on the part of
“However, the land needs to be cleared and people
should be provided with facilities to carry out
their livelihood,” he said. (AW)