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The picture shows a child of a displaced Sinhalese family in Jaffna making the Jaffna Railway Station her home till the house that was promised to her is provided. Several families who were displaced due to the war were promised houses to resettle in the Jaffna province. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana    

  Comments - 15

  • Mallie Monday, 08 November 2010 06:30 AM

    above ethnicity, colour, creed etc etc I hate to see a child suffering

    Tintin Monday, 08 November 2010 06:50 AM

    It is really sad to see the little girl suffering in this make shift house. Where are we heading for.

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 08 November 2010 07:08 AM

    This is a very sensitive matter, and the government will have to be really careful, particularly not to hurt Tamil hearts further. Also using this little baby for personal benefits, is absolutely unethical, and shameful.

    Buddhi Monday, 08 November 2010 07:27 AM

    Sinhala IDPs, no NGO or INGO to talk about them.........

    Marikkar Monday, 08 November 2010 07:44 AM

    Is this a suffering or so called suffering?

    malkanthi Monday, 08 November 2010 07:45 AM

    All sinhalese were expelled 30 years ago beginning of the eelam war and terrorism defeated just one year ago, how old is this child and where were they living before?

    Jumbuli Jumba Monday, 08 November 2010 07:56 AM

    Irrespective of ethnicity all citizens should be treated equally by the government. If they hold genuine title deeds, chase out the culprits who are forcibly occupying in the lands and should take appropriate steps for the real owners to settledown.

    Demaza Dezooza Monday, 08 November 2010 08:06 AM

    Can Bike Stunt Shows over come this truthful reality my dear Sri Lankans ?

    Piratheepan Monday, 08 November 2010 08:13 AM

    Last 30 years Where did they stay? all political drama....

    shanilsamarakoon Monday, 08 November 2010 08:21 AM

    They tend to do far more than the govt does. It's the government's JOB to look after its citizens. We treat them like royalty.

    malkanthi Monday, 08 November 2010 08:27 AM

    Sadly your suggestion though right, is no more applicable in sri lanka.

    the under taker Monday, 08 November 2010 08:33 AM

    what about Tamil displaced people??Have u ever publish their sufferings???

    Madu Monday, 08 November 2010 08:55 AM

    Sad to see thse children suffering like this. Why cannot people help out to secure a home for them? not only them, to all.... enough is enough, help our community prosper!!!

    saranga Monday, 08 November 2010 10:30 AM

    Very True, these kinda scenes are gut wrenching!

    Mohamed Monday, 08 November 2010 12:04 PM

    What U see is the displace people in Jaffna. What about the poor homes in the City of Colombo who are being asked the vacate their lands?

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