Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sri Lanka Navy sets fire to Refugee homes in Pesalai

Eleven temporary shelters with cadjan roof tops, out of more than one hundred such huts in the open refugee camp (ORC) located in the premises of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation in Pesalai in Mannar district were set on fire by the Sri Lanka navy (SLN) on Tuesday afternoon around 2.30 p.m, sources said.

The families have lost all their belongings and have been given shelter in the Vettrimatha Church, which is now housing several families driven out of the One Hundred Housing Scheme by the SLN and armed gangs who operate under the Sri Lanka Intelligence.

Just last week four people including a four year old child were burnt to death by the SLN in the same housing scheme.

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