Rights body studies tsunami refugee complaints

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 16:43 GMT]
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has taken steps to verify if relief and other related assistance are equitably distributed to victims of war and tsunami disaster sheltered in several welfare centres in the Jaffna district, civil society sources said. To accomplish this task HRCSL recently sent a team of officials to conduct a survey by visiting these camps and centres.

HRCSL has taken this step following complaints that victims of war and tsunami in the Jaffna district are not provided with basic facilities and adequate relief and other related assistance to restore normalcy in their lives, sources said.

HRCSL team is conducting an indepth study by visiting several camps and welfare centres where internally displaced and tsunami victims are sheltered to verify the claim made by government and non-governmental organizations that they have been providing basic and essential facilities, Jaffna HRCSL sources said.


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