Trucks carrying donations received by the Independent Television for its programme of relief for the flood affected families left for Batticaloa today.
The donations were dispatched to Batticaloa from the ITN Head Office at Wickremasinghepura in Battaramulla. ITN Chairman Rosmund Senaratne, Deputy General Manager Aruna Wijesinghe and members of the staff were present on the occasion. Dry rations, bottled drinking water, biscuits and other essential items were dispatched today. A special programme has been formulated for the immediate distribution of these stocks among the families affected by the disaster. ITN will continue collecting donations. These could be handed over to its Head Office at Wickremasinghepura in Battaramulla or to the Marketing Division at Bauddhaloka Mawatha in Colombo.