Vaharai IDPs III

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sinthuja Navaratnam (10), and her younger sister Dharshika Navaratnam (3) have lost their father in April 2006 due to violence in Kilivetti.They were displaced from Kilivetti with their mother, and moved to Vaharai.They stayed with the extended family in Vaharai.These two kids tried to flee Vaharai with their mother due to the recent violence.They missed their mother in the crowd.The mother manged to get onto to a boat without her children.But unfortunately that particular boat capsized, and the mother died in the sea in December.The two kids are being looked after by their Uncle and family in the welfare camp in Paalameenmadu-Batticaloa district