Number of tsunami relief camps reduced
[January 13, 2005 - 11.00 GMT]

The number of relief camps for tsunami affected has come down form 793 to 482 since the disaster struck a little more than two weeks ago. Some of the displaced   have moved back to their dwellings or have moved out to live with relatives or friends.

The Center for National Operations (CNO) said the highest number of camps were in the North East, of the 260 camps 36 were housed in schools. The Government plans to speedily relocate the displaced and re-open the schools by January 20, 2005.

According to a report issued by CNO Director Dr. Tara de Mel, the death toll in Sri Lanka following the tsunami is 30,882, while 15,166 people were injured and 6088 are still missing.

Based on reports from CNO, the highest number of deaths of 20,529 persons has been reported from the North and East.










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Last Updated Date: January 13, 2005 - 11.00 GMT


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