Friday, 20 May 2016 17:39

TJ Orientation In The Field

Two orientation and TJ awareness meetings were held in Jaffna and one each in Ratnapura, Galle and Matara under NPC’s Reconciling Inter Religious and Inter Ethnic Differences (RIID) project Phase II.

At one of the Jaffna meetings, a participant asked about the arrest of former LTTE leaders.

“In this situation, how can we contribute to truth seeking process? If they tell the truth in future they might be arrested, so how is possible for us to take part in the TJ process?” he asked.

Another participant at the Jaffna meeting suggested having exchange visits from the north to the south to share stories of how northern people were affected by the war, so that people in the south wouldunderstand and support theTamil people.

Other issues raised at the Jaffna meetings included militarisation, the return of acquired land to the owners, the slow pace of resettlement, delays in the justice process, lack of job opportunities, finding missing persons and the resettlement of Jaffna Muslims.