|SLAF airlifts 20,000 food parcels for Internally Displaced Persons|
|Thursday, 12 February 2009|
The Sri Lanka Air Force said that they had airlifted 20,000 food parcels to an Army welfare Centre located at Paranthan yesterday, to be distributed among displaced civilians arriving from the uncleared areas of Mullaitivu.
Air Force spokesman Wing Commander, Janaka Nanayakkara said that, MI -17 helicopters had been used to airlift the food parcels consisting cooked food, to be distributed among internally displaced persons (IDPs) as soon as they arrive in cleared areas.
He further said that this exercise would continue on a daily basis to meet the needs of a large number of IDPs, who have been arriving from uncleared in the last few days.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 09 October 2009 )|
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