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Mass burial of IDPs in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:28 No Comment]

Bodies of sixty elderly persons and six babies, members of displaced families from Vanni region due to military operation by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and sheltered transit centres in Vavuniyaa were buried in one burial grave in Poonthoaddam general cemetery in Vavuniyaa Sunday morning, media reports said.

Death among the IDPs sheltered in Cheddiku’lam transit camp is on the increase. Five to eight elderly IDPs die daily in the transit camp.

Bodies of elderly persons and others are buried at State costs with the permission of the Vavuniyaa District Court as those bodies were claimed by their relatives and friends.

Meanwhile social activists said no action is taken to transfer elderly IDPs now being sheltered in transit camps to elders’ homes for proper care and maintenance.

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