Trincomalee experiences heavy rain, families displaced
[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 November 2005, 17:28 GMT]
Torrential rain in Trincomalee has caused flood in several villages forcing hundreds of tsunami-affected families to seek
refuge in schools and public buildings from their water inundated shelters. Several roads have gone under water
interrupting smooth transport system between villages and outstations of
the district, sources said.
In Muttur east, villages Soodaikuda, Koonitheivu, Akkaraichchenai,
Kadatkaraichchenai, Upporal and Cheenanveli are badly affected by heavy
rain causing hardships to tsunami affected families living in temporary
shelters, sources said.
In Alles Garden area, a suburb in Trincomalee town, about 65 families with
202 members affected by flood have sought refuge in Barathi Vidiyalayam.
Foundation for the Co-Existence (FEC) in Trincomalee has taken steps to
provide cooked food.
About fifty-five families with 210 members have been displaced from their
homes in Pulmoddai village, north of Trincomalee as their residential areas
have gone under flood. They have been provided shelter in school building
and cooked food by NGOs, relief workers' sources said.
In Puthukuddiyirupu area, about fifteen families sought refuge in public
buildings as floodwater entered their houses Sunday morning.
Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district parliamentarian with Ms
S.Jalatheepan, Trincomalee Town Assistant Divisional Secretary, and
Uppuveli Predesiya Sabah acting Secretary Mr.Jeyabalan, Attorney-at-Law
Mr.K.Sivapalan visited the areas, which are affected by flood, sources said.
Ms Jalatheepan assured that the affected families would be provided with
free cooked meals for three days till the flood recede, sources said.