300 families of 8 villages in the Mannar Divisional Secretary’s area within Mannar Island, which were dependent on production of Palmyra related products are in utter helplessness after losing their livelihood.
The said village people were running their life doing labour work , cutting fire wood and time appropriate Palmyra related work such as cutting Palmyra stalks, producing Palmyra kilanku and Odiyal.
How ever due to the current situation they have lost their livelihood and pushed into poverty. They are living in a situation where they don’t have money even for their meals.
Their products are available but marketing them had been paralyzed.
They are requesting that some relief is granted to them.