Rations issued to most refugees

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 September 1998, 18:15 GMT]
Orders have been issued to distribute rations for displaced people in all the other 19 districts, except the LTTE controlled Kilinochi and Mullaitheevu districts.

The order was issued by the Commissioner of Essential Services and the head of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority for the Northeast province, Mr. N. A. Obadage on September the 9., following talks he had with the president on Monday.

They agreed to distribute same amount of rations as in June to refugees in Amparai, Baticaloa, Trincomalee and other districts.

It is further announced that rations not distributed for the past months, will not be delivered. The commissioner's office further disclosed that there are some 800 000 displaced persons receiving rations in the 19 districts, and that so far this year the Government has spent Rs. 150 million on relief aid and another Rs.190 million is needed for the rest of the year.

The commissioner is to meet the president again for talks on resolving the matter of distributing rations for displaced people in Mullaitheevu and Kilinochi districts. Rations have not been delivered to these areas for the past months.


Related Articles:
06.09.98   Mullativu fast continues
25.08.98   Civic groups warn of starvation

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2020