Four hundred and four out of more than 15,000 Muslim families driven away from the Jaffna Muslim Ward by the LTTE in 1990 have resettled in their original places.
The Northern Provincial Council has allocated 6 million rupees for the development of the Market in the Muslim Ward and another 6.5 million rupees for the revamping of the Northern Muslim’s education centre, the Uzmaniyya College.
Although there are 7 mosques in the in the area only four have been repaired in a manner the prayers could be conducted. Three out of four schools in the area have been revamped into a usable condition.
Although 76,000 Muslims lived in the area before the LTTE evicted the Muslims from the Northern Province twenty years ago, it is learnt that only fifty percent of the evicted Muslims prefer to live back in their former hometown as the others have firmly established their businesses in other parts of the country.