Flood victims, displaced students get assistance

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 January 1999, 22:18 GMT]
The Lions Club has donated 10,000 US dollars to provide additional relief to the flood victims in Vavuniya, government officials said today. According to K.Ganesh, the Government Agent Vavuniya, 25,000 people were displaced due to torrential rains and floods in the area.

He had made a request to the non governmental organisations to provide relief assistance to the victims.

Government officials said that this assistance will be provided to the flood displaced families in the form of dry rations.

It has been decided to distribute 10 Kgs of rice, 5 Kgs of Wheat flour, 2 Kgs of dhal and 2 Kgs of sugar per family the officials said.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Hindu Society has donated Rs.1.5 million to provide school books, exercise books and instruments for the displaced students in the Vanni, said Sivanathan Kishore, the co-ordinator for the north and east and the Vavuniya branch secretary of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.

Assistance of school kits will be distributed among the displaced students in the Vanni to encourage them in their studies, he said.

 

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