Flood waters leave Mannar-Killinochchi road impassable

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 November 2005, 11:31 GMT]
Mannar -Pooneryn main road connecting the districts of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) controlled Mannar and the LTTE controlled Killinochchi has been washed away at Illupaikadavai area due to overflowing water from Parangi Aru and Palee Aru following torrential rain of last few days. Both rivers are located in the Manthai West divisional secretariat division held by the LTTE. The main road at Illupaikadavai is still under three feet of water, district secretariat sources said.

Pedestrian and vehiculara traffic in the main road has come to a standstill and tractors are being used to move out people from affected villages and goods to the villages in the Killinochchi district. Mr.V.Visvalingam, Mannar Government Agent inspected the affected areas up to Illupaikadavai Tuesday, sources said.

World Vision has supplied a consignment of milk food, candles and other essential food items to the displaced due to flood and sought in schools, temples and other public places through the Mannar district secretariat, sources said

About four thousand persons belonging to eight hundred families affected by recent flood in Mannar town are being issued with cooked food for three days by the Department of Social Services on the instruction of the Mannar Government Agent, sources said.

Meanwhile, sea waves washed away about eight hundred million rupees worth fishing nets when the waves swept the coastal areas of Mannar at Kattalempadi and Thevanpiddy Tuesday. At Vidathalthivu, LTTE held village in Mannar district, about 296 families with 1800 members were displaced when large sea waves entered residential areas close to the shores, sources said.

 

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