Mydilly and Subhaskaran Reunited With Their Parents
Colombo, 26 August, (Asiantribune.com): Terrorism has brought nothing optimistic for anyone anywhere in the world. It left us only bad and sorrowful memories. Sometimes, there are some who were fortunate to smile with their loved ones, even after everything is lost. This is not a fiction, but a true story that happened.
Mydilly and Subhaskaran are two small kids. They were separated from their parents by the disastrous terrorism. But, the world was not so cruel to these small kids. Parents and two children were at last united again.
Subhaskaran is the eldest of their family, just nine years old and Mydilly is his one of the younger sisters. When the Sri Lankan forces were reaching to the LTTE’s last bastion, what the LTTE did was herding all innocent civilians to one single place to use them as a human shield. They also wanted to show the world that the government’s activities had resulted to put almost 300,000 people internally displaced.
Anyway, LTTE forcibly brought and kept innocent people there and they did not want to keep the families or family members together. The result was hundreds of children were separated from their parents. LTTE cadres shot at these people and killed them in vain. Anyhow, defeating the LTTE’s terrorism, Sri Lankan forces reached the innocent people and urgent measures were taken to bring them to secured places providing them meals, medicine and everything.
As the number of internally displaced persons was high, the government had to provide them shelter in several places. The government and security forces personnel were in one idea of bringing them to a secured place immediately as they had realized the inhumane behavior of the fleeing LTTE cadres.
These people were sent to welfare camps in Jaffna, Vavuniya and several other places. As children did not know where their parents were and even parents did not where their kids were. As the government has accelerated humanitarian process, within hours of they crossed the line they were sent to safety places where they were provided needy facilities.
Accordingly, Mydilly and Subhaskaran had been sent to a welfare camp in Jaffna and their parents had been sent to Manik Farm welfare village in Vavuniya.
As Mydilly was not in good health, she was admitted to the Chavakachcheri hospital. Anyway, her brother Subhaskaran was there to look after her. She was treated there. It was last week, suddenly a stranger came to the hospital. He was the Northern Province Governor Major General G.A.Chandrasiri. He was there to supervise the construction work of the hospital renovation under the Northern Spring (Uthuru Wasanthaya) project.
He met these two kids and took immediate actions to find out their parents whether they are any of the welfare camps. Within hours, his effort brought fruitful results.
Accordingly, the children and parents were reunited at Vavuniya. President’s Senior Advisor, Northern Spring Program Chairman MP, Basil Rajapaksa was there to hand over the children to their parents. Social Services Minister Dougles Devananda, Resettlement Minister Rishad Bathiutheen , NP Governor Major General G A Chandrasiri and several others were also their to witness the historic moment.
- Asian Tribune -