Salawa residents not granted permission to return home

Salawa residents not granted permission to return home

Salawa residents not granted permission to return home

Written by Tharushan Fernando

08 Jun, 2016 | 7:53 am

Residents living within the 500m range of the Salawa army camp have not been granted permission to return to their homes.

One thousand two hundred and eighteen (1218) people have been placed in nine relief camps in the Colombo and Gampaha districts due to this situation.Residents living around the Salawa army camp tried to return to their homes on Tuesday but missions were carried on Tuesday as well to remove the shrapnel in the area.

One hundred and sixty seven (167) individuals from 53 families were directed to the Attanagalle Rajamaha Viharaya which is being used as a temporary relief camp

Meanwhile, a programme was held in the camps for children who were displaced, and in shock, after the unexpected explosions.

A special unit has been created by the Kosgama Police at the Public Library in Kosgama to receive complaints of residents who had their properties damaged due to the explosions.

However, the public has charged that they are not happy about the performance of this unit .

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