���There is nothing left standing along the entire stretch from Mullaithivu to Vadamaradchi east. The devastation is total on the coast and its hinterland from 800 metres to 1.2 kilometres from the shore. Boats and fishing gear of the thousands of families that rely on the sea for their livelihood are gone,��� said a official of LTTE peace secretariat after the 26th Tsunami. It made sense to utilize the latent skills within NorthEast to urgently revitalize the boat building industry.