The civil war left many scars on the lives of innocent civilians leaving them destitute with no one to turn to for help. Twenty six year old Murugesu, a resident of Kilinochchi, is a victim of the cross-fire which took place in 1998. Before he was injured, Murugesu worked as a Security Officer for a Non Governmental Organisation.
On this fateful day as he set out for work, a shell fell behind Murugesu and the shrapnel which hit his neck and spine maimed him for life. He is partially paralysed, cannot use his hands or walk and is totally dependant on others’ help to get around. Murugesu, the eldest in his family lives with his parents and five brothers. Their small house is incomplete and built with cement blocks. The Pastors’ Fellowship brought Murugesu’s dire need for a house to the attention of NCEASL.
In 2012 the youth from the North and South who participated at the Youth Expedition 2011 in Kilinochchi, helped in the construction of Murugesu’s house which was funded by NCEASL.