04 March 2016
Sri Lanka’s largest people-oriented campaign, the News 1st Gammedda Door to Door initiative marked its ninth day on Thursday.
Mullaitivu is an area that was cloaked by three decades of suffering.The Gammedda Door to Door campaign came across many bitter tales from the area.
The mother and daughter pictured here are striving to rise on their own despite being affected by the conflict.
In 2009, the mother and three children were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They were in the direct path of a shell attack in Vishvamadu. The mother lost her only son and younger daughter while the other daughter,like her mother, suffered serious injuries. At present, they have been deprived of the Rs.3000 government allowance and are living amidst many hardships.
The locals from Mannankeni in Pachchilaipalli are those who were displaced by the war. These people lost everything: but their lives. They were given only Rs.25,000 to build a house, which was only adequate to purchase cement and several steel sheets. Though they are the recipients of a tent provided by an international organisation and live in a house built on Rs.25,000, their major concern is access to drinking water.