Sunday, November 30, 2008

Floods subside in Jaffna; Security forces lend humanitarian assistance

Heavy floods that exaggerated the Jaffna neck of land last week have started subsiding. Sea transport that was suspended due to the adverse weather conditions is predictable to resume today. According to official reports, 118,273 people belonging to 32,026 families have been displaced by floods.
The most horrible exaggerated DS divisions are Jaffna, Uduvil, Delft, Kopay and Karaveddi.
"To give immediate release services Rs 11 million has been owed. The Ministry is prepared to give further assistance if required" said, Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.
The Sri Lanka Army on the instructions of Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, continues to provide assistance to those exaggerated. As the floods are subsiding the Road Development Authority with the help of the Army has started repairing the Pannai coastway that connects Kayts Islands with the mainland.
Meanwhile, a boat mend is being operated to transport people between the islands and the mainland.

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