A large scale grant-based Sinhalese settlement will be built on public land in Naavatkuli, Jaffna, despite local opposition.
250 Sinhalese beneficiaries have been chosen to receive houses built on land owned by the National Housing Development Authority in Naavatkuli.
After the end of the war, Sinhalese people had settled with temporary buildings in Naavatkuli, and were later granted land permit documents by the Rajapaksa government.
The foundation stone for the scheme will be laid by housing minister Sajith Premadasa at the end of the month, and the project is expected to be completed within 6 months.
Jaffna locals expressed strong opposition to the scheme at Jaffna's district co-ordinating committee meeting last week.