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* Sri Lanka's Tamil alliance asks the government to continue food rations for the Northern IDPs
Sat, May 22, 2010, 07:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has called on the government to extend the validity of ration cards issued to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in welfare camps in Vavuniya.

The TNA had made this request since there are widows and disabled people among the IDPs in the Northern camps.

The request follows a visit by several TNA parliamentarians led by its parliamentary group leader R. Sampanthan to the camps in Vavuniya yesterday (21).

TNA Wanni District parliamentarian Selvam Adikalanathan has noted that the government had announced its decision to stop the food rationing for the IDPs from next month, while the people living in these camps were facing so many problems.

Adikalanathan has further observed that the people did not have houses to live in or a livelihood and has therefore requested the government to continue with the food rationing.

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