All welfare centres will be named as freedom villages with result from 1st of December 2009, announced older Presidential Advisor and leader of the President's Task power for treatment and Resettlement, Basil Rajapaksa, MP, who visited Vavuniya welfare centres this morning (21).
Thus all Internally Displaced People (IDP) will have total freedom of group from 1st of December.
This official announcement was made amidst applauds from the IDPs.
The option was taken as part of government moves to get improved the rights and human rights of inside Displaced community housed at welfare villages in the North.
Secondly, Mr. Basil Rajapaksa announced that under the orders of leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, all IDPs will be resettled by 31 January 2010.
Thirdly, the current Rs. 25,000 provided to IDPs will be doubled to Rs. 50,000 with effect from 15 December 2009.
In adding, the government will provide the IDPs with dry rations sufficient for 6 months, roofing sheets, kitchen utensils, agricultural equipments and other essential matter to make easy a smooth transition all through resettlement.
Courtesy : Presidential Media Unit