The Sri Lankan military - in charge of resettlement - announced that there would be no further IDPs as all Tamils had been 'resettled', on Sunday.
The Security Forces Commander Boniface Perera said,
"A total of 1,186 people from 361 families -the last of a group of more than 300,000 displaced during the war in the north - will leave the Vavuniya Manik Farm to their original places of residence in the Mullaitivu district today,”
“There will be no more IDPs in the country from today.”
“The resettlement in the northern region was delayed because of de-mining in these areas. We have to make sure that there are no remnants of any land mines in these areas, because civilian safety is important for the government,”
“All though the government has met their needs, the Army will continue to assist the returnees to build their houses or repair them and also to improve their livelihood,”
According to Major General Perara, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa directed the military in Vanni and Mullaitivu to quicken the pace of resettlement.