POST-CONFLICT EFFORTS BY GOSL / ARMED FORCES

DEMINING  
 
  • 1,319sq.km cleared out of 1,419sq.km in the North
Basic Infrastructure
 
  • Rs.4.4billion (US$39.63million) spent by Ministry Economic Development)
Resettlement Package per family
 
  • 6 months dry rations
  • Initial grant of Rs.5000 part of total grant of Rs.25,000
  • Rs.4000 per acre land preparation cost
  • Non-Food-Relief Items – mosquito nets, jerry cans, kitchen sets, towels, plastic mats, bed sheets, plastic basins, GI buckets
  • Additional NFRI on need basis – clothing, coconut scrappers, slippers, food containers, arpaulin kits, plastic sheets (4mx5m) nylon ropes
  • Hygiene packs per UNICEF standards
  • Return tool kits – crow bar, axe, rake, heavy carpenter hammer, shovel, mammoty, hurricane lamp, jungle knife
  • Provisions of seed paddy (4 bushels / 2 acres per family)
  • Roofing sheets – 12 nos per family
  • Cement bags (8 nos per family)
Water supply / Sanitation
 
  • Nearly 15,000 wells cleaned and renovated
 
  • Rs29.9billion allocated
Electricity
 
  • 9 mega projects in operation / Rs.13.2billion
  • Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts are receiving electricity for the 1st time in 30 years.
  • Revenue from electricity supply has risen from Rs.1644million in 2009 to Rs.2182million in 2010
  • Consumers have increased from 132,331 in 2009 to 142,611 in 2011
UN / INGO/NGO assistance
 
  • Between 2009-2012 UN system has provided US$437,942,702 assistance to the Northern province for relief, humanitarian efforts
  • 39 INGOs supported livelihood projects
Health services
 
  • 161 preventive care institutions and 102 curative care institutions in North
 
  • Rs.2135million spent on healthcare between 2009 and 2011
Education sector
 
  • 1021 schools and 12 educational zones in the Northern province majority which were damaged throughout the conflict
 
  • Since 2009, 1630 school buildings repaired by GOSL costing Rs.1.341million
 
  • 990 schools are functioning with 13,967 teachers catering to 260,582 students in the Northern Province
Housing
 
  • Target 78,144 permanent houses  – 27,983 houses completed.
  • The Sri Lanka Armed Forces have completed 3780 new houses, over 3000 temporary houses, repaired over 3000 houses,
Roads/Railways
 
  • Total investment for road sector – Rs.75,071million
 
  • Number of motor vehicles registered in North increased from 47,031 in 2009 to 62644 in 2011.
 
  • 3 major bridges destroyed by LTTE reconstructed – Mannar Bridge, Sangipidy Bridge, Aruvi Aru Bridge.
Agriculture
 
  • 80% Northern population involved in agriculture
  • Every resettled family given seed paddy and subsidized fertilizer
  • 212,722 metric tons of paddy recorded during 2010-2011
Irrigation Network
 
  • Over 2000 irrigation tanks of major, medium and minor categories in the North
  • 147 completed / 139 in progress
  • 189,000 acres of land under irrigated agriculture
  • Rs.6333.9million commitment by GOSL
Fisheries
 
  • 2nd economic activity in the North
  • 1/3 of coastline in North – annual production of fish 75,000 metric tons
  • Fishing fleet is now 11,225
  • Fish production in North arisen from 15,250 metric tons in 2007 to 48,520 metric tons in 2011
Banking
 
  • 20 state banks and private banks operating in North
  • Loans amounting to Rs.4614million granted to 36,000 beneficiaries by the Central Bank by 2011.
Private investment
 
  • 23 projects approved by BOI with total investment of Rs.68,268.7million
  • The following points negates the propaganda that Tamils are discriminated

 RECRUITMENT OF TAMILS TO SRI LANKA POLICE (2007 TO 2013) = 1266

 THE TOP 20 INVESTORS IN THE COLOMBO EXCHANGE (ETHNICITY)

SINHALESE = 10

TAMILS = 6

MOORS = 2

OTHERS = 2

 40 LEADING INVESTORS IN SRI LANKA (ETHNCITITY)

SINHALESE = 11

TAMILS = 23

MOOR = 4

OTHER = 2

 THE GOSL HAS ALSO RENOVATED AND REHABILITATED RELIGIOIUS PLACES IN THE NORTH

TAMIL KOVILS = 11 (COST OF Rs.35million)

CATHOLIC CHURCHES = 3 (COST OF RS. 30.4million)

MOSQUES = 27 (cost of Rs.833million)

BUDDHIST TEMPLES = 2 (Nagadeepa and Dambakolapatuna)

 In addition the GOSL/Sri Lanka Armed Forces have

  • Renovated 67 Government hospitals
  • Carried out 20 Dengue campaigns
  • Conducted 9 health campaigns
  • Conducted 4 eye campaigns
  • Conducted 1 blood donation campaign
  • Repaired 1 cemetery ground
  • Constructed 8 sports grounds
  • Constructed 3 childrens parks
  • Constructed 10 community centres
  • Conducted 35 community development projects
  • Provided 3062 bicycles
  • Supplied 2313 lamps
  • Supplied 1050 cookers
  • Supplies 50 telephones
  • Supplied 90 tents

 

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