Tsunami Disaster in the Island of Sri Lanka

by Tamil Centre for Human Rights, Paris, date unknown, but probably 2005 (info in 2nd & 3rd tables are as of March 10, 2005)

Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l’Homme
Email : / Website : www.tchr.net

A comparison
between the affected North East and South & West

Province South & West North East
Gampaha, Colombo, Ampara, Batticaloa,
Districts Kalutara, Galle, Matara Trincomalee, Mullaithivu,
and Hambantota Kilinochchi and Jaffna
Inhabitants Predominantly Singhalese Predominantly Tamil
Dead 10,401 25,504
Missing 2,302 10,085
Displaced 218,553 681,875
Injured 7,793 15,120
No. Welfare Cen. 118 245
Damged Houses 35,665 121,097
Fully damaged 16,663 88,146
Partially damaged 19,002 32,951
Damaged Schools 48 146
Damged to religious bldgs. 6 126
Fully damaged 95
Partially damaged 6 31
Hospitals 4 54
Other buildings 47 567
Loss of fishing boats No information received 14,112
Rescue operation Done by the Government *Done by LTTE and TRO
Government Relief To everyone except Muslims Very few received
in Hambantota
Help by foreign troops USA, UK, India, Pakistan and No humanitarian help
Bangladesh Indian troops building-up
Humanitarian help and building destroyed Military bases in the
up destroyed military bases East
International relief fun Flowing in Trickling in
Govenment project Several in progress Nothing planned
Visit by Dignitaries (1)UN Secretary General Request rejected by SL Govenment
(2)Secretary of State, USA No visit
(3)Prime Minister, Canada No visit
(4)Prime Minister,South Korea No visit
(5) A minister from Singapore Visited Trincomalee
(6)Two ministers from Norway Visited Mullaithivu
(7)A minister from Japan No visit
(8)A minister from Netherlands No visit
(9)A minister from Finland No visit
(10)A minister from Sweden Visited Batticaloa
(11)W. Bush, ex-President USA No visit
(12)B Clinton, ex-President USA No visit
(13)A minister from Germany No visit
(14)Prince Charles, UK. Visited two villages in the East
Tamil Centre for Human Rights March 2005 Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l’Homme
* TRO = Tamil Rehabilitation Oroganisation
* LTTE = Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

 

Victims and damage caused
by giant Tsunami waves in the North East

(as of 10 March 2005)
Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l’Homme
Email : / www.tchr.net
Damaged Damaged Damaged
District Death Missing Displaced Injured Houses Schools Hospitals
Ampara 13960 2350 150800 1900 29250 52 29
Batticaloa 2847 1095 204575 2400 21900 39 8
Trincomalee 1370 2100 214900 3400 16378 29 9
Mullaithivu 3050 3120 23500 4900 40025 15 2
Kilinochchi 567 120 51100 720 6329 1
Jaffna 2710 1300 37000 1800 7215 11 5
Total 24504 10085 681875 15120 121097 146 54
Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l’Homme

 

Damage to the fishing industry in the North East

(as of 10 March 2005)
Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l’Homme
Email : / www.tchr.net
No of No of Vessels * Total value in
District Families Destroyed/damaged SL. Rs. Million
Ampara 18679 1680
Batticaloa 19100 3390
Trincomalee 8700 2757
Vavuniya 775
Mullaithivu 4125 1945
Mannar 7200 7
Kilinochchi 4800 675
Jaffna 16900 3658
Total 80279 14112 4900
Tamil Centre for Human Rights – TCHR Centre Tamoul pour les Droits de l’Homme
* Sail-powered catamarans, fiberglass boats, larger boats with inboard motors, etc

 

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