MADURAI: The Sri Lankan government has not announced any welfare measures for the widows of men who were killed during the civil war between the armed forces of the island nation and LTTE, according to four members of parliament from that country.
Sri Lankan MPs Velukumar of Kandy, Shritharan of Kilinochi, I Charles Nirmalanathan of Mannaar and Seenithambi Yogeswaran of Mattakalappu were in Madurai on Friday to attend a cultural programme
The MPs spoke about the lives of the Tamil widows in Sri Lanka. They said they had raised the Tamils‘ issues many times in the Sri Lankan parliament. However, the government had done nothing, the MPs said.
Shritharan said, “Sri Lankan Tamils, especially widows, children and aged people, are facing severe challenges due to lack of shelter and job.”