There are 136 families- 720 persons living in Koiyaavaady welfare camp in Puttlam district for more than 17 years. They were forced to leave their home town in the Northern Province in 1990 by the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam). The Muslim community says that they do not know the reason for the LTTE to act in such a manner.
The people are worried of the duration of their stay in these welfare camps, as the situation is deteriorating in the North. They feel that they are voiceless and powerless