Alles Garden, Trincomalee

Sunday, July 02, 2006

"I have been living in this welfare camp for the past eleven years. I wish that, I would have continued my studies and working now.But due to poverty, I had to stop my studies.I am married now.My husband is a fisherman, but he does to go to the sea for fishing. I have also decided to leave this welfare camp and go to India by sea. It costs Rupees ten thousand per person to go from Mannar to India. There are more expenses involved such as transport charges from Trincomalee to Mannar, and food and accommodation. Since I do not have enough money for the expenses, I have decided to sell my jewelleries including my wedding ring and my husband's. It's sad to sell wedding rings, but I have no other choice. I want to take care of the lives of my husband and elder brother. Their lives are more important to me than my jewelleries. They have to live long" says Thevapriya Marsilian (18) of Alles Garden welfare camp in Trincomalee.