ACMC poll support clear mandate for Muslim IDPs
The election of six Muslim councillors - four to the Jaffna MC and
two to the Vavuniya UC - from government’s ally, the All Ceylon Muslim
Congress (ACMC) at the recent Local Government polls was a clear mandate
of Muslim IDPs for their early resettlement, said Eastern PC Minister
M.L.A.M. Hisbullah who is national organiser of the ACMC led by Minister
They were driven away en-masse overnight by LTTE terrorists from
their homes in Jaffna, Mannar and other areas of the Wanni in 1990
depriving them of their homes, lands and all properties.
At the August 08 polls, a bulk of them voted at IDP polling centres
established near their refugee camps or welfare centres in Puttalam,
Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Kalutara, the PC Minister said.
The Government has initiated all measures to resettle them in their
original places of residence and to extend to them all relief and
rehabilitation assistance under the 180 day ‘Uthuru Vasanthya’ programme,