The above-titled survey was done by the Ministry of Health, Northern Province of Sri Lanka with the support of an expert panel under the directions of Hon. Provincial Minister of Health, Dr. P. Sathiyalingam. The three districts of Kilinochchi, Mannar and Mullaitivu were covered. Here is a preliminary report based on their report.
This was meant to be a survey of the Northern Province. However, after the Kilinochchi data was released, the government felt uncomfortable and ordered the suppression of the Mullaitivu and Mannar data which Colombo Telegraph has accessed and produces here. The data for Jaffna and Vavuniya is not ready because the study is not complete. We may never see that because the embarrassed government has halted funding of some Rs 11 million that is due.