Although several years have passed after the end of the war, the scars caused by the war cannot be forgotten easily. One of the unforgettable memories is the Mulliwaikkal Uppu kanchi (porridge only with rice and salt). Uppu kanchi has the prime position among the life saving livelihood during the war period.
Several hundred thousands of people waited in queues to alleviate their hunger with the Uppu Kanchi. This Uppu kanchi had been intertwined with the life of people in those days.
It was the practice to provide Uppu kanchi to participants of Mulliwaikkal Commemoration, in order to reveal the distress suffered by people for food at Mulliwaikkal and to show that this Uppu kanchi was the unavoidable life- line of the people and to make the future generations and youths to be aware of these facts.
This year also the under aegis of Tamil Youth Organization has commenced sentimentally to offer packets of Uppu kanchi at Muliwaikkal to participants yesterday. This is in parallel undertaken in Districts of Vavuniya, Kilinochchi.
It is notable that the Tamil youth people’s Organization is gearing up to provide Uppu kanchi in Jaffna, Mannar , Trincomalee, Ampara and Baticaloa Districts, in the forthcoming days.