During the final war that was fought in Vanni, 75 were rendered paralyzed due the shell blasts.17 of them are paralyzed below the neck, and 58 below the waist .
They have sought refuge in relatives and friends houses and living in pathetic conditions without any means for livelihood and medical expenditure. They said that they need around 1,000/= per day on the average for their food, dress and medicines and disinfectants. The families which had given them refuge are unable bear this burden.
They appealed to the Governmental, Non- governmental agencies and our brethren abroad to help them directly with assistance.