News: Puttalam

05/29/2011 | Sunday Observer
The number of voters in the Jaffna district will drop by over 300,000 in the new voter registers, said Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.
06/21/2010 | Norwegian Refugee Council, ReliefWeb
Over 60,000 Muslim persons expelled from their native districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1990 have been living in a state of protracted displacement for the past 20 years in the Puttalam district. Few initiatives, both on the part of government and non-governmental actors have sought to address the needs and concerns of these individuals, many of whom continue to identify themselves as uprooted persons distinct from the host community in Puttalam. NOTE: THIS IS THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. CLICK FOR LINK TO FULL REPORT.