Trinco tsunami victims hold protest campaign

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 05:00 GMT]
About three hundred members of sixty four Tamil families in Salli, a fishing hamlet, eleven km off north of Trincomalee town Tuesday morning held a protest that the Sri Lanka government has not provided any relief after tsunami destroyed their fishing boats and houses. Protestors including men, women and children prevented vehicular movement from Sambaltivu village to Trincomalee, sources said.

Trinco Protest
A woman protestor with her infant child in hand participating in the demonstration

Trinco Protest
Salli villagers blocking the road
Policemen from the nearby sentry point, located at the Sambaltivu junction, inquired from them the cause for the protest. They told the Police that they were not provided with any relief by the government authorities since the tsunami hit their area on December 26 last year, sources said.

Thereafter the Police invited the leader of the protest campaign for a meeting with the relevant civil authorities to raise their grievances, sources said.

 

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