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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Devananda goes to Jaffna with Tuticorin Merchants

Social services and social welfare Minister Douglas Devananda using his personal contacts with the merchants of Tuticorin in South India has granted them permission to sell essential food items to Jaffna.

At a media briefing held at the Parliamentary complex the Minister stated that the merchants of Tuticorin has been granted permission to bring essential food items to Jaffna to meet the food shortage there.

The minister says that transporting food from South India by boats is much quicker and easier than sending from Colombo.

He further stated that neither the Indian government nor the Tamil Nadu government is involved in this arrangement.

He said that 11376 families are displaced and 5578 are living in refugee camps in Jaffna as a result of the war.

Source: Lanka e News

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