The World Fisher Folk Solidarity Movement has pointed out that women who have lost their husbands and sons in the war have been compelled to engage in prostitution for their survival. Over 85,000 women in the North have been widowed due to the war.
Gettha Lakmini from the Movement has said that one village in the Madhu area is infamous for prostitution because they have no male family members, no jobs and there is no other way of survival.
She has explained that the only way to feed their children is to sell their body
Many war widows still do not get any compensation announced by the government.
The executive director of Viluthu Centre for Human Resource Development, Shantini Satchitanandan said that many countries investigated alleged war crimes after a conflict mainly as an attempt to console psychologically impaired war-affected women.
“They say the reconciliation is a long process. It should go on. It should go on for these women to find out what exactly happen to their husbands, loved ones,” she has said.