Soft hands battle deadly mines

7 August 2012 01:30 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Daily Mirror visited the Puthukudirippu town in Mullaitivu, to get a glimpse of the daring female de-miners in action -  grappling hidden killers and bringing these former 'fields of death', slowly back to life.

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  • Rohith Fernando Tuesday, 07 August 2012 06:11 AM

    I happened to meet Corporal Dayananda of the 5th Field Eng Regiment at a Vedagedera where he is taking treatment after sustaining injury in Pudukudirippu10th May, 2012 whilst demining. He has nothing below his left wrist, only 3 fingers on right wrist, both eyes injured after blast with no sight at all and is with partial hearing. He has to be assisted by his wife. On seeing this pathetic condition of a war hero I have contacted his regimental head for some assistance. He only recvs his monthly pay but no compensation. He sits down very meekly by a chair and is constantly guided. He does not show any ferocity of an army combatant but of an innocent man suffering in silence.

    kalamohan kandaswamy Tuesday, 07 August 2012 06:43 AM

    you are an example for other men and women .The people should forget the past and everyone come forward and make this land fruitful in hope to plug the fruits.Great you are an example ufor others .May god bless you and your family.

    Lal Surain Tuesday, 07 August 2012 06:40 AM

    Happy to see a light at the end of the turnnel. we all are Sri Lanken can live like one family if not these so called politicians

    Anura Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:29 AM

    Dear Sisters,

    God bless you. I am so proud of you. Rather than bad politicians are wasting time and money for destroy the country

    Anura Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:21 AM

    Dear Sisters,

    God bless you. I am so proud of you. Rather than bad politicians are wasting time and money for destroy the country

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:32 AM

    So where are all those motorised mine clearing devices gifted by many countries that we saw on TV? They were also parked on show outside the MOD in Colombo. Why is this being done manually wasting immense time with danger when huge tracts can be completed within hours using the motorised Mine Clearing Vehicles?

    IHM Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:51 AM

    God's Blessing be with you and family. You are putting your life in a risk for better future for entire SL.We salute you.

    Niv Tuesday, 07 August 2012 08:44 AM

    where are the hi-tech instruments donated by foreign countries? resell it to other countries to earn money? Salute you people. You put your life in danger to save your kin and kith who already lost everything. Even you and your family lost everything.. but still you have brave that you can protect your people... Salute you people.. I think the policy makers are thinking that you Tamil people need to clear the mines because of your land? God only can save you people.

    ROBERT Tuesday, 07 August 2012 05:12 AM


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