Canadian Red Cross visit Trincomalee Tsunami victims

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 January 2005, 06:19 GMT]
Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross, Dr.Pierre Duplessis, and Ms.Sherine Xavier, Programme Manager of the organisation visited Trincomalee Sunday and met with Tsunami victims sheltered in welfare centres which are located in Adambodai, Periyakulam and Nilaveli, north of the district and saw the destruction caused to coastal villages, Vellore and Nilaveli in the natural disaster.

Dr.Pierre Duplessis said a six-month programme would be implemented to resettle the Tsunami victims through the Trincomalee district branch of the SLRCS in response to an appeal made by Dr.Gnanagunalan, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), Trincomalee district branch that the urgent need of the victims is permanent houses to resettle, sources said.


Canadian Red Cross visit Trinco.
Canadian Red Cross visit Trincomalee Tsunami victims.
Canadian Red Cross visit Trinco.
Dr Pierre Duplessis and Dr.Gnangunalan at Adambodai welfare centre.




Canadian Red Cross visit Trinco.
Dr Pierre Duplessis and Dr.Gnangunalan at Adambodai welfare centre.
Canadian Red Cross visit Trinco.
Canada Red cross in discussion with Trinco SLRCS officials.



The Canadian Red Cross team was taken to Tsunami destroyed coastal areas and welfare centres by Dr.G.Gunalan, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS). He explained the ground situation and SLRCS’s commitment in providing assistance to the Tsunami affected people.

Mr.S.Subhaskar, Programme Coordinator, Mr. Manivannan, Branch Executive Officer, Mr Karihalan SLRCS official and Ms.A.Arunothini, UNHCR Programme Officer / SLRCS volunteer.

The Canadian Red Cross team returned to Colombo the same day to participate in the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Mr.Paul Martin.

 

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