Deeds for India returnees in Trinco – Devananda

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Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) General Secretary, Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda has taken steps to provide Land Deeds to families that were settled by the EPDP between 1993 and 1997 in ten areas of the Trincomalee District.

He said the EPDP’s goal was to help rebuild the lives of people who migrated to India during the war and were now living with friends and relatives following their return. Some were still in welfare centres. These people do not have a single plot of land to call their own.

He said arrangements have been made and the programme to provide Deeds will begin soon.

Devananda expressed confidence that by confirming the Tamil people’s residency in the Trincomalee District, they will be able to choose their representatives to Parliament. “Certain Tamil representatives in the region spoke out against the proposed move in Parliament. Tamils must be left with problems and landlessness. It is the home of the major Tamil political parties. Tamil political parties are attempting to gain political mileage by exploiting Tamil people’s problems,” according to the EPDP General Secretary.

BY Naalir Jamaldeen