Father commits suicide

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 February 1999, 00:34 GMT]
A father of seven children, who had been displaced frm Nainamadu inNedunkerni area and sought refuge at Paalinagar A in Vavunikulam, committed suicide today, said aid workers in the Vanni. Suppiah Amirthalingam had been extremely worried about his family, which had been suffering without adequate food for a long time.

All his attempts to find a job to feed his family had failed and unable to witness their suffering, he had decided to commit suicide they added.

Aid workers said that this is the second death in the past ten days linked to hunger in the Vanni region.

On January 26, Muthuveeran Subramaniam a father of 5 children died of exhaustion brought about by prolonged starvation, while he was coming to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) controlled area from the Vanni.

Meanwhile, sources at the Department of Health in Vanni said that the number of children who faint in schools during classes had increased.

Most of the children who are displaced people who had were facing severe shortages of and suffering from malnutrition.

Aid workers said school children often faint in classrooms, as they are weak to fight against diseases the sources explained.

Hunger and malnutrition are on the increase in the Vanni due to the economical barrier and the strict ban on preventive drugs, they said.

Although some non-governmental organisations are looking after the needs of some of the children, the situation is deteriorating, aid workers said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.03.19 21:02   Photo
TNA hierarchy backs controversial Sinhala extremist project at Jaffna entrance
14.03.19 22:36  
STF commandos torture Tamil man in Batticaloa, victim held incommunicado
13.03.19 14:11   Photo
Tamil parties failing to single-mindedly demand genocide justice, more dangerous than ITAK
12.03.19 17:28   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala Buddhicisation of 40 more locations in Mullaiththeevu
11.03.19 17:33   Photo
118 Muslim families demand occupying SL Navy to release their lands in Mannaar
10.03.19 18:34   Photo
Colombo sabotaging mass grave investigations and Tamils learning lessons on ‘hybrid’ paradigm
09.03.19 17:11   Photo
Manipulations at work to nullify NPC-evolved identity to Eezham Tamils food court
08.03.19 20:24  
Occupying Colombo set to grab 227 acres of private lands in Vali North in Jaffna
07.03.19 21:10   Photo
Intelligence establishments poised to escalate religious fundamentalism in Mannaar
06.03.19 17:29   Photo
Sinhala ‘emperor’ monk wants Muslims expelled from Arisi-malai in Trincomalee
05.03.19 19:42   Photo
Tamils mark Shivaratri at base of hill seized by SL Archaeology Department in Trincomalee
04.03.19 14:18  
Ranil's ‘development’ of North-East is divide-and-rule imposed on Tamils
03.03.19 18:05   Photo
Protest continues beyond two years at Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaith-theevu
02.03.19 11:09   Photo
Desecration of Sivalingam by SL Archaeology Department sparks tension in Trincomalee
01.03.19 21:52  
Colombo wants to mark ancient villages in East as ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ villages
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2814