35,000 IDP students still held in Vavuniyaa internment camps
[TamilNet, Friday, 06 November 2009, 09:15 GMT]
Thirty-five thousand students displaced from Vanni in the last leg of
war are still being detained in internment camps in Vavuniyaa. The
number of IDP students in these internment camps earlier was about 65,000. The number had dropped to 35,000 following current
resettlement, education authority sources claim.
UNESCO has provided 50,000 US dollars for the maintenance of these IDP students.
Part of UNESCO funds would be used to improve mental health
related facilities of the students and for this purpose multimedia
projectors for short films, computer games, music, drawing materials
and books worth about Rs.3.5 million were handed over to the education authorities.