Thamilchelvan receives first consignment of Italian relief

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 January 2005, 09:02 GMT]
Italian Foreign Ministry Tuesday handed over a consignment of medical equipments, medicines and tents for temporary shelters to Mr. S. P. Thamilchelvan to be distributed through the rescue and relief mechanism that have been set up in Tamil areas. Thanking the Italian government and the Italian people for the kind gesture of humanitarian at a time of distress, Thamilchelvan explained to the officials how the rescue and relief operations are being conducted.

Mr. Stefan Zanini, Counselor, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ale Ssandro Rubino, Medical Doctor, Department of Civil protection, Government of Italy , Massimo Darchini, First Secretary, Italian Embassy in Colombo expressed their condolence to the Tamil People who have suffered immensely during the two decades of war and now again subject to the tsunami devastation, said a news release from the LTTE's Peace Secretariat.

Italian Foreign Ministry offcials are scheduled to visit the devastated areas and the welfare centres that have been put on place, sources said.



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