Bureaucracy restricts movement

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 November 1998, 22:47 GMT]
Save the Children fund, a UK based Non Governmental Organisation hosted a one-day seminar at the St.Josephs College, Trincomalee, to discuss problems faced by children in obtaining birth certificates, and hence national identity (NI) cards. The seminar was chaired by the Government Agent of Trincomalee, S.D.Chandradasa.

S.Subramanium, an official from the Education ministry of the north-eastern provincial council said that about 50,000 displaced students are residing in the Kilinochchi and Mulaithivu districts and about 30,000 of them don't have birth their certificates.

"These are students displaced by [military] Operation Riveresa launched in 1995" he said.

The students handed over their birth certificates to their schools, and these have been subsequently either destroyed or lost during Operation Riveresa, he said.

They need their birth certificates to obtain their National Identity cards, without which they are unable to travel to areas controlled by the SLA, he said further.

He said this problem has to be addressed by the Sri Lankan government.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.08.19 07:04  
SL Forest Department remains unmoved by uprooted Tamils’ demand for resettlement
22.08.19 06:50  
40 parents of missing persons die within 915 days of protest
21.08.19 18:17   Photo
‘Death certificates’ issued to 500 of 3,500 Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance in Ampaa'rai
20.08.19 20:23  
Wigneswaran warns of bleak future for Tamils, urges planning for next step
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2270