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The forgotten people of Jaffna want to be included in state grant scheme | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The forgotten people of Jaffna want to be included in state grant scheme | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka: Jaffna District Secretary N.Vethanayahan said he had forwarded a letter to the relevant authorities to increase the amount of the grant considering today’s daily expenses and to include other disabled people who would qualify for the programme.�”Every day we can see how these people struggle to lead their lives. I have not received a reply from the relevant ministries yet,” he said.

A Development Officer attached to the Jaffna District Secretariat said they receive many complaints from disabled people daily. “This week also we received two complaints of private bus owners refusing to accommodate disabled people in their buses,” he said.

“Most were disabled during the war, and 2034 of them suffer from depression and other psychological issues,” N. Uthayakumar, a counseling officer at the secretariat said.�”We have been conducting group therapy sessions in selected areas; but the problem we face is that we have to go in search of these people,” he said.
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