Floods in Ampaa'rai, Batticaloa displace families

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 December 2007, 14:41 GMT]
8300 families in Chengkaladi, Kiraan in Batticaloa district and Aalayadiveampu area in Ampaa’rai district were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in schools, after rising floods due to the persisting down pour of monsoon rains threatened to engulf their homes, Batticaloa Additional Government Agent K. Mahesan said.

210 families from Chengkaladi area have been located at Chengkaladi Maka Viththiyaalayam where they are being provided with food and other essentials.

People internally displaced due to Sri Lanka Army (SLA) offensives and tsunami, and lodged in temporary shelters, are undergoing severe hardships caused by rain and floods, civil society source in the east said.

Complete particulars of those affected are being compiled, the Additional GA said.


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