6000 parcels to Jaffna shipped, another 5000 remain

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 March 2007, 11:26 GMT]
The vessel "Merc Yala" carried six thousand parcels, a portion of the backlog of parcels lying in the Trincomalee general post office since January 13, when the ship left Trincomalee port Wednesday. About two thousand parcels were returned back to the post office due to lack of space in the vessel, which has also been taking a consignment of cement and flour to Jaffna district, postal departmental sources said.

With the addition of about 3000 parcels sent from Colombo post office arriving in Trincomalee Tuesday night, a total of 5000 parcels still remains in Trincomalee, postal departmental sources said.

The parcels contain essential food items and medicine and being sent by well-wishers from other parts of Sri Lanka to their relatives in Jaffna district where shortage of essential items prevail following the closure of land route A9 highway to peninsula after fighting broke out between government troops and LTTE in August last year.


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