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US NGO exhibits tsunami relief photos

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 December 2005, 20:59 GMT]
Operation USA, a Non Governmental Organization based in US, held a photo exhibition featuring tsunami relief activities carried out in the NorthEast of Sri Lanka by Tamil Rehabilitation Organization and other relief agencies. More than 300 photographs were on display at the exhibition which opened for public Thursday 7 p.m. at the Operation USA offices at Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP for Jaffna district, Ms Pathmini Sithamparanathan who is currently in US on a speaking tour, also attended the opening event.

OpUSA exhibition
OpUSA exhibition
President and CEO of the organization, Mr. Richard Walden, who has been to Sri Lanka to monitor activities of Operation USA's activities in Trincomalee, spoke at the opening event.

The exhibition was open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.for public viewing.

Ms. Sithamparanathan thanked Operations U.S.A. for its continued work in Sri Lanka to help the communities affected by Tsuanmi. She also expressed the gratitude of her people to the organization.

Local university students assisted the Operation USA staff in organizing the exhibilition.

Operation USA is currently funding 135 permanent houses, 72 "Back to Sea" packages (boats, nets, engines), Primary Health Care Center, Moblie Clinic, "Back to School" packages in Kallady.

OpUSA exhibition
OpUSA exhibition


The NGO's website said of its mission: "Operation USA, a non-profit Los Angeles-based disaster relief agency in operation for over 26 years, assists developing communities here and abroad in addressing problems relating to natural and man-made disasters and chronic poverty through the creation of sustainable health, nutrition and disaster response programs. We provide essential materials, training, advocacy and financial support for such programs."

OpUSA exhibition


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External Links:
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