9,247 Vanni elderly IDPs handed over to Social Welfare Ministry

[TamilNet, Thursday, 25 June 2009, 02:15 GMT]
The Ministry of Social Welfare Monday took over the maintenance and care of nine thousand two hundred and forty seven elderly internally displaced persons of over sixty years of age from Vanni from the internment camps in Vavuniyaa. The lists of names of these elderly IDPs are now exhibited in the offices of the Ministry of Social Offices located in Mannaar and Vavuniyaa, media reports said.

About one thousand five hundred elderly IDPs are residents of Jaffna district and their names will be put on display at the office of the Social Welfare Ministry located in Jaffna, the sources added.

Relatives who wish to undertake the responsibility of maintaining these elderly IDPs have been asked to meet the Social Welfare Ministry officials stationed in Mannaar, Vavuniyaa and Jaffna, reports further said.

 

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