During the end of 2012, Sri Lanka faced extreme weather conditions; heavy rain, strong winds and landslides, which led to the displacement of over 300,000 affected people in 20 districts. The majority affected were from the Northern Province specifically Vavuniya and Mannar Districts. Flooding in Mannar was caused by overflowing of the Malwathu Oya river water from Anuradhapura.
After the flood, resettling was a challenge for those who were affected and five schools from the affected areas reached out for help from UKTSU. Due to fund limitations, we were only able to help one out of the six schools; MN/ Thampanaikulam GTM School in the Madhu division of the Mannar District, during the beginning of this year (30th January 2013).
The children required all kinds of stationeries to start the new academic year as they had lost everything in the flood.
The principal of Thampanaikulam School, Mr S Amalanathan, appreciated our support and co-operated very well in distributing the relevant stationeries to the students. We managed to help 119 children in this school. (Year 1 – 25 children, Year 2 – 25 children, Year 3 – 28 children, Year 4 – 24 children, Year 5 – 17 children)
Parappukadanthan, Madukkarai, Palayadikulam, Pannavedduvan and Vaddakandal schools were the other five which were seeking help.  If any of you are feeling generous, please contact us on [email protected] to support these disadvantaged children.

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