9,247 Vanni elderly IDPs handed over to Social Welfare Ministry
[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 June 2009, 02:15 GMT]
The Ministry of Social Welfare Monday took over the maintenance and
care of nine thousand two hundred and forty seven elderly internally
displaced persons of over sixty years of age from Vanni from the
internment camps in Vavuniyaa. The lists of names of these elderly
IDPs are now exhibited in the offices of the Ministry of Social
Offices located in Mannaar and Vavuniyaa, media reports said.
About one thousand five hundred elderly IDPs are residents of Jaffna
district and their names will be put on display at the office of the
Social Welfare Ministry located in Jaffna, the sources added.
Relatives who wish to undertake the responsibility of maintaining
these elderly IDPs have been asked to meet the Social Welfare Ministry
officials stationed in Mannaar, Vavuniyaa and Jaffna, reports further