2862 children orphaned in NorthEast due to tsunami
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 February 2005, 12:29 GMT]
About 2862 children have been orphaned in the northeast province due to December 26 tsunami, states Ms N.R.Ranjini, Director,
Provincial Department of Social Services and Child Care, in a report sent to the Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority Tuesday, sources said.
The number of children who lost both parents in Tsunami disaster is 737.
Districtwise breakdown is: Batticaloa-406, Amparai-162, Mullaitvu-94, Jaffna- 39, Trincomalee-35 and
The number of children who lost either mother or father is 2125: Amparai-954, Batticaloa-699, Mullaitivu- 393, Jaffna- 47 and Trincomalee-32., according to the report.