Unrelenting rain continues in Jaffna peninsula

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 December 2009, 14:15 GMT]
Monsoon rains continue to pour down in Jaffna peninsula for the third day Monday flooding the low lying areas, sources in Jaffna said. The most affected by the persisting rain are the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) resettled in Jaffna and those living as permanent refugees evicted by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) because they are located in low lying areas that are easily flooded. However, no one had left their residences until now and they will have to move into school buildings if the rains do not stop, Jaffna Secretariat officials said.

Fishermen have not been allowed to go fishing for the last two days.

Sunday night the sea level rose suddenly in Vadamaraadchi North and East causing the SLA soldiers to shift their sentry posts interior on the shore.

Though normal life and transport have been disrupted no one had been hurt. People keep indoors most of the time.

GCE ‘O’ level examinations are held according to schedule, Education Officials said.

Water keeps stagnating in the low lands in Jaffna peninsula.


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