Like many other countries around the world, the Sri Lankan Government imposed curfew orders and issued a strict order for people not to move about.
The workers and daily wage earners that we help support suffered a lot .There there was a call from the divisional Secretary to the NGOs to provide support to them .Ten for Tamils was more than happy to oblige by providing items such as dry rations.
Calls were received from villages that were very badly affected asking bread, dry rations ,milk powder and so on. But distributing things needed permission from the GA police and curfew authorities. Permission from the GA was sought after some effort and once the curfew was lifted distribution could begin.
Receiving dry rations.
Sri Lanka is going to have a very difficult time as the deteriorating economy and import restrictions will adversely affect the population, especially the marginalised groups.
More aid in the future is needed. If you can help please donate to Ten for Tamils.
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