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Thursday 30 December 2004

Sri Lanka decides to STOP international donations of food and selected medical items

“We have temporarily discontinued foreign aid in some areas. That is food and medical aid because we have enough of both right now,” said Thilak Ranaviraja, the recently appointed Commissioner General of Essential Services at a press briefing on Thursday.
“There is no longer a food shortage in the North and East or the Southern areas affected by the tidal wave,” said Ranaviraja.

“Now these people urgently need things like new clothes for women and children, sanitary wear, women’s underwear, towels and temporary housing material,” said the head of the National Disaster Management Centre, M D Hettiarachchi.

“We urgently need underwear and clothes for women and children. But please make sure they are new clothes and not soiled for health and sanitary reasons,” said Hettiarachchi.

Source: Lanka Business Online
5 Comments Post a Comment
Anonymous Anonymous said :

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT THERE IS ENOUGH FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE IN THE NORTH EAST. YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS NOT ALLOWED OR ENABLING ANY SOURCE OF HELP TO THE TAMILS IN THE NORTH EAST.

IF THERE WAS ENOUGH FOOD AND MEDICINE THEN WHY WAS YOUR PRIME MINISTER CHASED OUT BY THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES TODAY IN THE NORTH EAST???

YOUR PRIME MINISTER RAN OUT AS THE PEOPLE CHASED HIM, THIS IS WHAT YOU ALL WILL GET!!!!

WHY DO YOU THINK WE WANT A SEPRATE HOMELAND??????

IF YOU CAN'T HELP LIKE HUMANS THEN LET THE REST OF THE WORL HELP.

Fri Dec 31, 12:33:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

This is not a time for hypocorcy or policy. This is a time for unity, people are suffering. You are all lucky that in todays world of technological advances the news of Tsunami disaster has reached other nation so soon and they are willing to help accordingly.

Forget about politics now help each other, help yourselves

Shamaal

Fri Dec 31, 09:27:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

This is not a time for hypocorcy or policy. This is a time for unity, people are suffering. You are all lucky that in todays world of technological advances the news of Tsunami disaster has reached other nation so soon and they are willing to help accordingly.

Forget about politics now help each other, help yourselves

Shamaal

Fri Dec 31, 09:28:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

To all those anti-government comments published I wish to state that all Sri Lankans now know who are trying to capitalise on this tragedy. I myself am a tamil citizen of this beautiful country where scores of generations of my ancestors lived peacefully with the Sinhala, Moor, Malay, Burgher and Indian Tamil communities.
The tsunami has taught us that nature treats everyone alike. This tragedy has made all communities to rally together shedding all political, communal, religious and other differences to help the affected people.
Do the people who write these anti-govt comments know how the majority Sinhala people organized humanitarian aid to their Tamil bretheren? Do they know that the work done by the armed forces in North and East was praised by even the tamil politicians who sympathized with the tamil seperatists (maybe for fear of life)?
Do they know that H.E. The President gave special orders for the welfare of the North and East provinces and those two provinces got better treatment than other affected provinces? Who robbed the relief convoys sent to North & East? Who objected to forces personnel doing relief work there?
We do not want these hypocrites to mislead the donor nations and deprive the aid being given to our country.
These people are trying to achieve their goals at the expense of the poor masses who were affected by the tsunami.

Mon Jan 17, 08:10:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I fully endorse the views expressed by "anonymus" writers about hypocrites and the sections that try to take advantage of the situation.
These elements are scared that post-tsunami all races and peoples of Sri Lanka have realised that all of them are people of one country. Tamils have realised how they were duped by the so-called liberators of Tamil speaking people and the majority Sinhalese have realised how they have been fooled by the politicians.
The TSUNAMI despite all it's devastation and damage is the best thing that happened to Sri Lanka for the last 50 years or more. It has brought the people together, made them united as never before, allayed their suspicions of one another.
At last we have come to think as Sri Lankans as one nation. Let us keep that up and get together to defeat the machinations of the power hungry elements who call themselves our saviours.

Mon Jan 17, 04:08:00 PM IST