The Information Secretary of the JVP Comrade Vijitha Herath and the JVP organizer for Jaffna District Comrade Ramalingam Chandrasekar toured Killinochchi area today (26th) to meet the people from Bharatheepuram, Rathnapuram, Kanakambigeykulam, Dharmapuram and several other areas who have been temporarily settled in several camps.
The people in these areas were displaced due to opening of sluice gates of Iranamadu the tank in Killinochchi. The JVP representatives were concerned about the facilities the displaced people immediately needed and they had discussions with the District Secretary regarding the means of making the necessities available to the distressed.
In their tour, they came to know that the disaster was caused by the inaction of officials of the Department of Irrigation to take timely action. According to the residents in the area the disaster could have been avoided had the officials acted at the correct time to open the sluice gates.