SLA ban on cement spotlighted at Trinco tsunami event

SLA ban on cement spotlighted at Trinco tsunami event
Published: 28 April 2005

Speaking at a cultural event Wednesday organized by the Provincial Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs to mark the fourth month after tsunami disaster, Mr.Puratchi, Head of the Trincomalee District Students Front of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), said that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has imposed ban on transporting cement, sand and other building materials to the LTTE controlled areas to rebuild houses destroyed in tsunami. NorthEast Province Governor, Mr.Tyronne Fernando, attended the event held in Trincomalee St.Joseph’s College auditorium.

Puratchi speaking "We thought that we could rebuild tsunami destroyed houses with World Bank aid but how to rebuild the lives of psychologically affected tsunami victims. Now we are even unable to rebuild the tsunami destroyed houses in the LTTE controlled area in the Trincomalee district due to cement ban," Puratchi said.