By Mirudhula Thambiah
Kilinochchi Sencholai Children’s Home Director, Kumaran Pathmanathan, aka KP, said the living standards in the camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have not changed during the past six years and the situation in the welfare centres remain the same, as the last time he visited them.
He made the comment at a sports event, organized by the Kannaki Sports League on Sunday (1) in Chunnakam-South. Pathmanathan was the chief guest at this event.
“Many do not know my identity. When I was invited, even I was confused whether I could participate in the function. I’m clueless about my whereabouts, and you may know of my situation through newspapers,” he said.
He added, “When I first entered Jaffna I wanted to visit all the IDP camps. The living standards of people in welfare centres have not changed during the six-year after the war.
“There had been so many changes in the world during the past six years, but the living standards of the people in IDP camps have not changed at all. We should be prepared to work towards making changes to the life style in welfare camps.”
Pathmanathan added, attending the event had made him realize how brave the participants were and how that has not changed over the years.