90,000 Tamil houses destroyed by military action in Batticoloa

Place: Batticoloa | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 19970712

Over the years an estimated 90,000 Tamil homes have been demolished by Sri Lanka's Sinhala military forces. Of these, some 70,000 home-owners have not been compensated in any way.

Since 1995, Batticaloa's Tamil residents have received no state allocations to restore their dwellings. What is more, 620 civilians killed by military assaults in Batticaloa, 300 injured and 18,000 made jobless due to army action have not been compensated. Even bank loans formerly given to people to help rebuild their homes and lives have been ordered by the Chandrika-government to be stopped.