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Saturday 1 January 2005

North Eastern Srilanka - Batticaloa and Amparai District Report

Source : Relief Web

Excerpts:

Batticaloa District:

The affected people are accommodated in 23 care centres. The number mounted to 12000 seven out of fourteen A.G.A 's Divisions are badly affected . Tamils in Colombo, Vavuniya and abroad are sending relief provision through TRO.

Amaparai District:
Many villages in the Amparai District are fully destructed and washed off by the Tsunami tides into the sea. More than 8000 inhabitants are feared to be dead, and 3000 have been confirmed. At Sampanthirai 2200 bodies and 425 at Veeramunai are buried. All are Tamils. At Natpittimunai a Muslim village 325 bodies are buried. Pandiruppu, Karaithevu, Kalmunai, Akkaraipattu, 40th mile post, Thampattai, Thambiluvil, Thirukovil, Vinayagapuram , Kolavil, Thandiyadi and pothuvil are badly affected. In Thirukovil 400 bodies are recovered and 216 are identified. Mr. Ceaser the Director of TRO, Amparai district said their TRO office is rending the relief service beyond its capacity .He further added because of only one load of relief items arrived at Amparai it is insufficient to fulfil the needs of Naveethamveli care centre. Muslims of Akkaraipattu are helping the Tamils Victims in various ways.

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