Families Of IDPs To Receive Resettlement Allowance: Report

D.M. Swaminathan D.M. Swaminathan

As many as 2,175 internally displaced Tamil families in Jaffna and Trincomalee districts are set to receive a financial assistance of Rs. 38,000 per family for resettlement with the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government sanctioning Rs. 160 million, a report by The Hindu said.

Two hundred and four families in Sampur, Trincomalee district of the Eastern Province, and 1,971 families in Jaffna of the Northern Province will get the assistance initially, the report further stated.

Of the amount of assistance, Rs. 25,000 is set apart for resettlement allowance and the remaining Rs. 13,000 for purposes such as clearing land and purchase of tools. The payment will be made on verification of claims by district-level officials, The Hindu revealed, citing an official in the Ministry of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs.

However, Resettlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan, told The Hindu that he would not like to comment at the moment.
(With inputs from The Hindu)

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