The government doesn’t have relocation policy: Imelda Sugumar
Jaffna district Divisional Secretary Mrs. Imelda Sugumar said in an interview that the government dos not have relocation policy to relocate jaffna muslim IDPs. Imelda Sugumar differentiates relocation from the government resettlement program.
She said Tamil IDPs going back to their original places to resettle, they did not face land problem because they are coming back in a short period of time but Muslims are in different problem, they are coming back after 20 years to their original places, their one family after 20 years had Grown into several families , when they were in jaffna most of them had been lived in 4 to 6 perch land, those lands now could not be shared by Grown families
so they demand new lands for resettilment but we could not provide them without the government’s instruction , the government doesn’t have relocation policy she said.
Our previous articles regarding the topic:
1.Non-existence of operational standard for Muslim IDPs who had to undergo living in camps for 20 years