Six transit camps opened for those  fleeing LTTE areas

The Ministry of Disaster Relief Services has opened six transit camps for internally displaced persons reaching Vavuniya, from the rebel controlled areas of Kilinochchi and was providing cooked food and dry rations, Ministry Secretary of the A. C.M. Raseek told The Island yesterday (15).

The temporary shelters were provided with electricity and water service.

The Ministry allocated three million rupees last week to the District Secretary Vavunia Nicholas Pillai to provide necessary services to IDPs.

The Ministry had provided 25 million rupees to provide services to civilians coming into government administered areas of the North during the past two months, he said.

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