TRO distributes relief to Trinco Tsunami Muslim victims

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 January 2005, 14:13 GMT]
Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) has distributed several thousand rupees worth relief materials to hundreds of Tsunami Muslim victims in the district. TRO Trincomalee district team led by its Director Mr.Jeha visited Kinniya Central College and handed over several packages of relief items to the management of the Kinniya Jamiethul Ulama Council (KJUC).

Mr.S.A.Hameed, Director of TRO Trincomalee district addressing victims of Mohideen Fisheries Society
Mr.Jeha of TRO ( right ) hands over releif package to Kinniya Jamiethul Ulama Council President Mr.A.R.Nassaer. Mr.Hithayathullah, Secretary of Ulama Council, TRO directors Mr.Kumaragurubaran and Mr.S.A.Sahul Hameed are also seen.
TRO official Mr.Jeha hands over relief package to Mr.M.Sahul Hameed,President of Trincomalee Mohideen Muslim Fisheries Society
Kinniya Jamiethul Ulama Council is managing twelve welfare centres in Kinniya division sheltering about 2145 families with 8764 persons. KJUC has established an office in the Kinniya Central College and channelling all assistance brought by private sector institutions and national level non-governmental organizations. Government assistance is being distributed to victims through the Divisional Secretariat, sources said.

TRO officials held a discussion with officials of the KJUC regarding the situation prevailing in Kinniya, which suffered badly in the tsunami disaster. TRO officials told KJUC officials that TRO would not show any discrimination on ethnic line in providing relief to victims, sources said

KJUC officials thanked the TRO for the impartial service to mankind at a time of natural disaster, sources said

TRO handed over relief to about fifty Muslim fisherfamies in the east port town who have lost their livelihood as fish sales have dropped to minimum after Tsunami disaster on an appeal made by Mohideen Muslim Fisheries Society that they have been ignored by the government in providing relief, sources said.

TRO also distributed relief materials to Muslim victims in Irrankakandy village north of Trincomalee town, TRO sources said.

TRO earlier distributed relief to Sinhala victims sheltered in several welfare centres in Trincomalee, sources said.


TRO volunteers and officials with Kinniya Jamaithul Ulama Council officials

 

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