Welcome to Vanni Rehabilitation
The final battleground of the civil war in Sri Lanka which ended in 2009 was in the Mullaitivu area of Vanni. The civilian population suffered severe casualties, maimed physically, traumatized mentally, deprived of their homes and livelihoods, was displaced and totally dependent on outside help to exist. Members of the community living in Australia were eager to assist. In response to this situation a small number of volunteers formed a group in 2010 with the aim of identifying people who needed assistance in the affected areas of Vanni and a volunteer traveled to the war affected remote villages interviewing the displaced families, the injured and disabled, recording their stories, current circumstances, and urgent needs. The collected information was circulated to friends and relatives who came forward to give financial assistance, who then chose cases they were interested in supporting.