Thursday, May 28, 2009

Prabhakaran’s parents in IDP camp says President

By Kelum Bandara

(DM)President Mahinda Rajapaksa said at last evening’s Cabinet meeting that the parents of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran were living in a newly set up welfare camp in Vavuniya -- together with the relatives of other LTTE leaders.

Cabinet discussed the present conditions in the welfare camps and villages, and the measures to be taken to improve them. The President instructed the ministers to speed up action to attend to the humanitarian needs of the displaced civilians. He said that action had been taken to construct 2000 permanent toilets in these camps (in place of the portable toilets) for these people.The President also emphasised the need to send more health workers to these camps. He noted that doctors were reluctant to be based permanently in the camps to treat the sick in the camps. Full text Share on Facebook