One Hundred and forty two families of Gajabapura and Monarawewa, in the Weli Oya AGA’s division, have returned to their original places and settled in temporary shelters. These people had left their villages in 1999 at the height of terrorist activities. They have now returned to their villages after 12 years.
These families still undergo many difficulties. Infrastructure of the area has been destroyed during the terror era. The schools had been abandoned and allowed to fall into decay. Almost all village roads are dilapidated. There is no drinking water available. The army commander stationed at Weli Oya and Mahaweli resident Manager provide most of the requirements to a certain extent.