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With the flood waters receding and the ground situation improving flood victims housed in welfare centers are returning to their homes, government officials in the Eastern Province said

We hope to close all welfare camps by tonight, Child Development and Women Affairs Deputy Minister M.L.A.M. Hisbullah said. He added that most of the 175 welfare centers in Batticaloa District were closed.

Meanwhile all camps in Ampara district are scheduled to be closed tomorrow with the flood situation improving, however the distribution of relief items will go on and preventive measures against contagious diseases will be continuously taken, Ampara District Government Agent (G.A)Sunil Kannangara said. (Rifthi Ali)

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  • Labby Wednesday, 09 February 2011 05:35 AM

    What about the 172,535 people who are displaced ?

    Mahathir Tuesday, 08 February 2011 06:06 PM

    How can that be. Government must take care of the people.

    sameer Tuesday, 08 February 2011 06:46 PM

    country is going under famine...thats the reason

    wara Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:51 AM

    is this real??

    Ranjith Rajasooriya Wednesday, 09 February 2011 01:09 AM

    Flood situation improving,welfare camps closing,Flood aid appearing in Pettah market,Defenders up and down going. Aney Aney!!


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