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Comprehensive report on North Muslims 20 yrs after expulsion

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An NGO commission appointed  to research on the forcibly evicted Muslims from the five districts of the Northern Province is to submit its report in October next year coinciding with the 20th year of expulsion. The main purpose of the commission is to prepare an authoritative document with regard to the forcible eviction of the Muslims.

Community trust fund together with Peoples Forum and the Rural Development Foundation appointed this commission, as details of the forcibly evicted Muslims were not found in the documents related to the history of Sri Lanka. The heads of Muslim organizations in the North worked hard to expose the problems of the Northern Muslims.

The main purpose of the commission is to prepare an authoritative document with regard to the forcible eviction of the Muslims. The important function of the commission is to find and list out the grievances of the expelled Muslims, trace the history of eviction by conversation with friends, find out the difficulties they underwent for decades since eviction and their expectation and analyze their difficulties in resettling in their old places.

Nine persons appointed to the commission are all very popular and are from outside the Northern Province. They are Dr. Devanesan Nesaiyha, Dr. M.S.M. Anas, Dr. Catherin Bren, Dr. Kamila Samarasinghe, Dr. Chandrasekaram, Dr. Nimalka Fernando, Professor M.A. Nuhman, Javid Yoosuf and Abdul Majeed.

Further Ms. Shreen Saroor, Ms. Faizun Zakariya, Dr. S.H. Hasbulla, Ms. Juwairya M. Nihmath are appointed as advisors while Dr. (Mrs) Fara Haniffa is appointed as advisor for law and community fund. The commission started its work from August this year and will submit its final report around October 2010.

The report will be submitted to the Sri Lankan government, UN and other non-governmental organizations. Muslims from the north who are willing to express their opinion to the commission are requested to contact Miss. Haneesha Faiz of Community Trust Fund on telephone numbers 011-2691228, 011-2684845.

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Written by lankamuslim.com

November 13, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Posted in Muslim news

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