The Salient features of the Resettlement policy are:
That the resettlement process is voluntary.
That the IDPs should be resettled in their original places of habitation.
That the process should be dignified and safe.
That Sri lanka Army to be a partner of the resettlement process.
That it involves informed choice of the displaced family/persons through facilitation of “go and see visits” prior to resettlement.
That the provision of housing or assistance of shelter, water and sanitation, and livelihood development be made to the resettled families.
Water and Sanitation Project
Ministry of Resettlement implements a project at a cost of Rs.116.0 million to improve drinking water and sanitation facilities among resettled communities in the Northern and Eastern provinces.
Kepapilavu Relocation Project
The first phase of the new model village in Kepapilavu in Mullaitivu District was opened by Hon. Gunaratne Weerakoon, Minister of Resettlement at 10.00 a.m. on March 16, 2013, in the presence of Hon. Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, Deputy Minister of Resettlement. Read more.....
Welioya Housing Development Project
Ministry of Resettlement is in the process of constructing 856 houses for resettled families in Kalyanapura, Ehetugaswewa, Helambawewa, Gajabapura, and Monarawewa villages in the Welioya Divisional Secretary’s Division in Mullaitivu District targeting those displaced repeatedly due to then unsettled security situation and resettled subsequently. Read more....
“A Satisfied Community of Resettled People who contribute positively to the society and national economy”
“To ensure secured and honourable life for persons internally displaced and returnee refugees by providing facilities to resettle them and implementing appropriate post settlement shelter, sanitation, livelihood and other assistance effectively to improve their standard of living”.