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Depression setting among Vanni IDPs in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 July 2009 06:58 One Comment]

Number of people suffering from some form of depression in the centres which are described by human rights organizations and activists as ‘internment camps’ is on the increase, Colombo media reported quoting a medical officer working in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) centres. The medical officer did not want to be named.

Many inmates of these centres have complained of lack of sleep, body pains and headaches.

“This is an early sign of depression. Doctors find increasing number of patients coming to them with these complaints. IDPs are getting tired of camp life,” the medical officer said.

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  • Kamal David said:

    This looks like a page out of a Tamilnet article. I’ve followed the Tamilnet for a while and as a Tamil, most of the time I feel extremely insulted with their print. TNN: please make sure you do NOT link anything from the Tamilnet without first, verifying. I’ve found TNN to be more legitimate than any oter News Org reporting on Sri Lankan affaires. Okay, so lets take a look at this write up about depression setting in…we as a people have been depressed since we’ve been in-between the Thug whome the Diaspora had sponsored for 30 odd years and the Sri Lankan Government. Above all, what the hell do you expect for the poor individual Tamil in Sri Lanaka who has not had the fortune of getting out like the rest of us? Without reporting the obvious, please focus on how to help our bros and sisters in Sri Lanka. Write about the Diaspora and the aiking European how they are trying every possible way to derail our own existance in Sri Lanka. Try telling the latter to lick the wounds and channel their energy in helping the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Antegonizing the SL Government and the majority is not the way to go about.