Eastern province under flood again due to torrential rain

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 January 2013, 23:06 GMT]
Several low lying areas in the districts of Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampaa'rai and Polonnaruwa are under flood due to the ongoing torrential rains lashing since Monday. People residing in low-lying areas are displaced and seek shelter in public buildings. In the Batticaloa district alone 210 villages in 14 Divisional Secretariat divisions; Vellaave'li, Paddippazhai, South Eruvilpattu, Vavu'natheevu, Kaaththaankudi, Ma'nmunaipattu, Ma'nmunai North, Ea'raavoorpattu (Chengkaladi), Koa'ralaippattu, Koa'ralaippattu North, South, West and Central are under floodwaters.

Fishermen in coastal areas from Matara to Trincomalee have been warned agaist going to sea for fishing due to the movement of heavy wind following a depression in Bay of Bengal.

75 villages in the divisions of Poththuvil, Akkaraippattu, Kalmunai, Paalamunai, Chammanthu'rai, Kaaraitheevu, Ninthavoor, Addaa'laich-cheanai, Naavithanve'li, Thampiluvil, and Thirukkoayil are under floodwater, disrupting normalcy.

Those displaced from Ampaa'rai district are staying with their relatives and friends.

Ten villages including Ea'raavoor, Thamaraikkea'ni, Aiyangkea'ni, Michnagar, Meerakea'ni, Chiththaa'ndi, and Vanthaa'ru-moolai are completely under floodwater, forcing the people to displace to other highlands.

In Trincomalee district 15 villages including Trincomalee, Ki'n'niyaa, Verukal and Thoappoor have been affected by flood. Transport services in the province have come to a halt due to adverse weather.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35920