Rains flood low-lying areas in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 26 November 2010, 19:27 GMT]
Jaffna peninsula is experiencing persisting rains since Wednesday and the most affected are the families from Vanni resettled in low-lying areas lodged in tin sheds and tarpaulin covered huts, sources in Jaffna said. The uprooted families who had lived in temporary makeshift structures in the camps suffer the same life even after being resettled. Jaffna Fort, Kurunakar, Pommaive’li and Kaakkaitheevu in Jaffna town are some of the places where residences and other buildings are submerged in floods.

The government departments and other offices were almost empty of people Friday while student attendance was very poor in the schools, in Jaffna peninsula.

Nearly 65% of the resettled persons in Jaffna peninsula continue to suffer without basic facilities and they are the people who are most affected by the continuing rains, welfare association representatives in Jaffna said.

 

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