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Last updated: 10 May, 2006 - Published 15:21 GMT
 
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Trinco getting back to 'normalcy'
 
Trincomalee after riots
Govt. says arrangements are being made to resettle those affected
Over two thousand refugees still live in seven refugee camps in Trincomalee after the recent violence, officials said.

Trincomalee District Secretary LK Leelananda said the city is gradually getting back to normalcy as many have already left refugee camps.

“Initially there were 11 camps and it is now reduced to seven” he told BBC Sandeshaya.

However, 2555 people from 660 families are still in the camps, he said.

Many of them were displaced after claymore bomb attacks allegedly by the LTTE, communal riots and air raids by the security forces.

Government appointed Special Task Force on Trincomalee refugees are making arrangements for the others’ also to go back to their homes, the District Secretary added.

“Many expressed willingness to go back within the next couple of days,” he told bbcsinhala.com.

The government representative accepted that the trust between the communities has been damaged after the recent violence.

However, the government has provided enough security for the villagers to carry on with their farming and fishing, Leelananda added.

 
 
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