‘This space was not meant to hold this many people, but in the months since the attacks, several families have gone back. The camp is a little more liveable now; facilities and food can be shared more easily.’
*Milad counts that now the number living in the camp has reduced to 400. Some house owners have welcomed families back, and the families are slowly moving back into their daily lives. For those whose rent agreements are over, the camp is their only choice; renters are wary of letting their properties out to these families in new agreements. For families who lived close to the Katuwapitiya church in particular, house owners have clearly told them that they cannot return. Families that consist wholly of women have also been advised to stay in the camp. Nearly 70 families have been resettled to the USA or Canada so far.