Postal services resume in Vellaaveli, Schools re-open in Poaratheevupattu

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 May 2007, 18:08 GMT]
Postal services in Vellaave'li region has resumed after the commencement of the resettlement of the Internally displaced persons(IDPs) residing in transit camps in Batticaloa district, K.Kanagasunderam, Superintendent of postal Services Batticaloa Division, said Monday.

The post office in Periya Poaratheevu, sub post offices in Koayil Poaratheevu and Munaiththeevu have been reopened and postal distribution has resumed, he added.

All arrangements have been completed to begin postal services in Vellaave'li District, once the civilians are resettled in stages. After the displaced civilians are resettled in their places of origin in Vellaave'li, Thiruppa'lukaamaththikkoadai, Navakirinakar and Pakkiyalla all five sub post offices in the area will resume regular services, Mr.Kanagasunderam added.

All efforts have been taken to provide postal services in Batticaloa district amidst the recent crisis caused by internal displacement of civilians in the district, Mr.Kanagasunderam further said.

Meanwhile, four schools out of 27 in Poaratheevupattu Divisional Secretary (DS) area in Paddiruppu Educational Zone -Koayilpoaratheevu Vivekananda High School, Munaiththeevu Shakhty School, Pazhukaamam Ka'nduma'ni High School, Periyapoaratheevu Paarathi School ­ have already been reopened from Thursday.

However, although the principal and teachers reported for duty, no students attended, according to school officials.


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