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“Sad to say how we live”
“When other children come and blabber in joy when they buy pretty and expensive things, our children become very agonized.”
It is reported from Kumburupitiya village in Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee that 19 poor families have been deprived of not only celebrating avurudu, but also proceeding with life due to sheer poverty.
“The 19 families who reside in ramshackle huts of which the roofs are made of uncomfortable roofing sheets have not been lucky to receive either new clothes or a New Year dish,” our correspondent Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa said.
People in here work for daily wage and engage in fishing using another person’s fishing net to make both ends meet.
According to the Kumburupitiya villagers, the government has made them deprived of receiving proper facilities while being a Sinhala village with Tamil and Muslim communities living in nearby villages.
Kumburupitiya villagers’ former residence has been Erakkand village near Kuchcaveli Bridge and they accuse that they lost their residences in the aftermath of cruel war when they fled the area and returned later.
A well-wisher has later offered a land to these poor people and it is in it that they are settled currently.
Men, women and children have faced a lot of hard times by now.
Moreover, with these villagers demanding relief, the government has passed an amount of cash for 7 houses to be renovated yet the woman who received the contract has fled the village with money.
According to the villagers they have not received even the Samurdhi relief offered by the government for the sheer poor.
Sadly, these villagers in Kumburupitiya have been deprived of basic needs of humans as well as of education and professions.
It is high time the government must take further necessary actions.