Covid-19 in Sri Lanka: People of North and East in economic crisis

The extension of Covid-19 related travel restrictions by Sri Lankan government are severely affecting the Tamil daily wage workers in North and Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.  

The assistance scheme provided by Sri Lankan government through Divisional Councils reach a certain number of people, and its does not reach economically deprived people of the community . 

The local observers are urged that the diaspora organisations should work with the Tamil political parties at home to carry out a plan to save the Tamil people from the growing economic crisis. The diaspora should take note that the assistance given through Sri Lankan government are not reaching the poor Tamil families in North and East, they said. 

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