gold to 40,000 families
In a different form of a golden hand shake with the people,the
LTTE has decided to return the gold it had collected from about
40,000 families for the war effort six years ago.
The LTTE on
Friday announced in Jaffna that the first batch will receive the
gold from November 21 and thereafter it would take place in stages
with each family getting back two sovereigns.
The LTTE's financial
division chief V.Thamilendhi said the first batch of 2500 families
to receive the gold had been selected by way of a draw. The LTTE
had demanded two gold sovereigns each from every family living in
the Jaffna peninsula when it was about to begin 'Eelam war -III'
in 1995. It was compulsory for the families to make the contribution.
The Financial division head said that they were now in a position
to return the gold as the money was no longer required for the war