TRO assists Muslim flood victims

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 December 2002, 16:40 GMT]
Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) and its support arm Social Economic Development Organization (SEDO) in Trincomalee Friday commenced distribution of relief items to about fifty-nine refugee families, majority of them Muslims, affected by the recent flood, sources in Trincomalee said.

Each relief package contained two kg rice, one kg flour, half kg sugar, half kg dhal and two coconuts. SEDO volunteers assisted relief works, TRO sources said.

Majority of the recipients were Muslims housed in two old buildings constructed under the British rule at Love Lane in Trincomalee. Floodwater entered these buildings following torrential rains two days back. However refugees could not move out from their camps, as they have no other place to seek accommodation.

The refugees now staying in Love Lane camps were driven out of their permanent lands at Uppuveli in 1990 violence when the Sri Lanka Army occupied the area, one of refugee said. Their lands are now occupied by Sinhalese who have put up permanent houses and named it "Panchalawatte." However attempts made by new Sinhala settlers to legitimize their unlawful occupation have been hampered by protests fromoriginal Muslim and Tamil settlers to the authorities concerned, group leader said.

He said, "we are waiting for the authorities to take steps to resettle us in our lands now under the occupation of the Sinhala settlers."

TRO secretary
Mr. K Mathavarajah TRO secretary distributing relief supplies


SEDO volunteer
SEDO volunteer distributing relief supplies

muslim refugees muslim refugees
Muslim refugees in Love Lane refugee camp in Trincomalee

 

Latest 15 Reports
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
01.07.18 10:20  
Champoor Tamils experience trauma as Colombo trains marine forces in occupied Moothoor East
30.06.18 22:08   Photo
Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East
29.06.18 23:05   Photo
Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi
28.06.18 23:38  
Sinhalas have come in big way, as opening of Kandyan Kingdom: Rt Rev Jebanesan
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8018