Vaharai residents face severe food shortage- MP

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 November 2006, 01:14 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops of Mankerni Camp have refused permission to transport food items beyond their check point into LTTE- controlled Vaharai Region for more than a week, resulting in 43,000 civilians of the area facing acute shortage of essential food items, P.Ariyanenthiran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Member of Parliament, Batticaloa District said in a communiqué issued to the press on Sunday.

P. Ariyanenthiran
P. Ariyanenthiran, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian.
Pointing out that civilians recently displaced from Trincomalee District are also temporarily residing in the area, an estimated 36 metric tons (MT) of food is required for the people of the area for a month, but only 16 MT food was being sent to this area said Mr. Ariyanenthiran.

Even this reduced amount of food supply has been stopped recently, he added.

The MP also has complained that heavy rains have started and yet the Army has not permitted the asbestos roofing to be taken into Vaharai


Chronology:
15.11.06  Vaharai starves

 

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