I’m nobody’s child

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Four little children were found abandoned without food for several days in a line-room at the Uduwara Estate in Hali Ela. Their mother had gone abroad and their father was drunk most of the time.

The youngest is an infant of 10 months who was found in a makeshift cot crying out for food with his nine- year-old brother trying to console him.

“Our father who is a coolie is a drunkard and our mother has gone abroad because she could not stand the torment of being regularly assaulted by him.

He assaults us too. He has on several occasions been arrested by the police as well,” Veesidharan the eldest of the children told our reporter.

The children were not attending school because they lacked the basic necessities for doing so. Their school bags in tatters were seen hanging on the wattle and daub wall of their pathetic little house. The neighbours were unable to help the children as they were also facing severe hardships.

A neighbor said though they had informed the authorities of the children’s plight nothing had been done about it. (Palitha Ariyawansa)



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  • Apsara Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:58 AM

    Who will take the custody of these poor kids? We hope God will put his mercy on some one's heart to take care of these future leaders.

    Apsara

    LankanFellow1com Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:59 AM

    Many similar plights of children in north too are not brought into light. Hats off to DM for bringing this out. Politicians in up country please take some actions....

    dave Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:00 AM

    Please take action immediately to provide foods and facilities for the innocent children.

    Wonderful, there are no relatives of this family. Why people are so selfish.

    Giving foods to eat in Sri Lanka is not big hazzals.

    Gorvernment authorities should look in to this matter urgently.

    Govi Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Shangi, please share with us, how can we help them. It was heart touching pictures. I need to help these young kids. via DM Android App

    Govi Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    DM, please guide us. How can we help them? via DM Android App

    Mohomed Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:07 AM

    How can we help them? Daily Mirror - Pls advise

    Prabhakar Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:13 AM

    How can we help them? pls inform.

    sach Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:24 AM

    DM how can we help those kids?

    Ahmed Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:58 AM

    Intoxication is the issues....

    sonali Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:52 AM

    let me know how best I could help these innocent children.This is very heartbreaking.

    Mav Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:05 AM

    How can we help these children??? DM please reply

    Peter Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:39 AM

    These children are lucky because they didn't have to live the plight of so many others who will never be rescued. Many parts of South Asia have children begging on the streets and nobody
    cares.There are so many other pressing problems that they are transparent.This happens in parts of other poor countries in places like Africa.

    Fusion Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:47 AM

    Wives & children suffer while they are happily drunk. This is not an isolated incident by the way. There is trend where wives do back breaking work especially in the gulf while the husbands wastes it on booze and abuse children. Pathetic! You call yourselves men? I from the bottom of my heart hope these children find new loving guardians.

    aaks Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:50 AM

    Feel extremely sorry for this innocent kids. While the father is a moron, mother too should be blamed for leaving these four kids at the mercy of a drunkard.

    Citizen Perera Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:01 AM

    Very touching story.. where are those child protection societies?

    Apsara Tuesday, 16 October 2012 06:18 AM

    Please do not blame everything for Govt. Authorities. Lets we think what we can do for these innocent kids. DM should come up with a proper plan for its readers to render helping hands in this regard.

    Apsara

    Achari Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:14 AM

    I think they are faster sleep.

    chandra Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:13 AM

    I would like to help so could you please let me the contacts so I wish to do some thing Which I can . Send me the detail to my e.mail . D.M should encourage us to do some thing as a human approach .- Chandra

    Dilini Siriwardane Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:19 AM

    Is there any way that we could we help these little children? Please let us know.

    Very sad indeed.

    Shanghi Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:38 AM

    How can the general public help them? is there any way we can contribute or look after these kids? if there is anyway please let me know

    Shanghi Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:59 AM

    I called the probation and child care office of Badulla thanks to Daily mirror and they said they will let me know the details of how I can help the kids. The kids are at a children's home at the moment. Thank you Daily Mirror!


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