Tamil Diplomat

“Immediate re-settlement is not possible” says the Army, citing presence of mines

Out of the 6 GS Divisions earmarked for release for re-settlement, in Valli North and Valli East, more time is needed to clear mines in 04 GS Divisions, Army had said. The other 02 GS division are to be released after mine-clearance by the Hallow Trust Organisation. Now that the Army had taken over the mine-clearance at a meeting held at Jaffna District Secretariat, they have said as above.

The re-settlers consider this as another delaying Tactics by the army, after demolishing houses and filling up Wells which were used until recently in areas to be released officially on Monday.