Monsoon rains block roads

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 January 1999, 18:11 GMT]
Food supplies to the villages on Jaffna's southeastern coast have been completely cut off since Friday, January 1, due to the inundation of the road to Naagar Kovil from Eluthumattuvaal said sources from Jaffna.

Heavy monsoon rains last week have flooded the road completely, making it impassable.

The SLA is using special means to reach their positions in Naagar Kovil and nearby areas residents said.

The only other access road to Vadamaradchi east is through Vallipuram, south of Pt.Pedro.

The SLA which controls this entry point at Vallipuarm does not permit the free supply of essential goods, fuel, medicine etc., because the villages on the coast between this point and Naagar Kovil are not under its control.

Bakeries in Vadamaradchi east have baked no bread since the Eluthumattuvaal road was flooded and other essential goods are rapidly running out of stock residents of the area said this afternoon.

Meanwhile, the world Food and Agricultural Organaisation will give three hundred fishermen affected by the war in various parts of the Vadamaradchi coast in Jaffna ,fishing gear worth five thousand Sri Lankan rupees each next week on Friday, January 8.

The equipment will be granted to the fishermen through the Vadamaradchi Federation of Fishermen's Organaisations.

The beneficiaries are from Katkovalam, Inparutty, Polihandy, Valvettithurai, Pt.Pedro and Supparmadam.

Several fisher families displaced from coastal villages such as Kankesanthurai and Mailiddy on the coast of the Valikamam division of Jaffna will be also granted the FAO assistance said officials.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2598