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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tsunami victims hit by cyclone

Sunday Times: 21/05/2006"

More than 125 houses and a government building were damaged in a mini cyclone that hit parts of the Amapra and Batticaloa districts last evening, Police said.

The cyclone hit Tirukkovil, Thambulvil, Mandani and Kalliyanthivu in the Ampara district causing damage to houses and the College of Education at Thalankuda in Batticaloa.

Among the houses that were damaged were 50 recently-built houses for tsunami victims, police said adding that a welfare centre in Kalliyanthivu where 20 tsunami-refugee families were living was also damaged. They said roads in the area were impassable as trees had been uprooted and power lines had fallen across them.

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