The Tamil civilians have appreciated the initiative taken by the Independent Television Network to gather donations and help them. Donations were handed over to 12,500 families of Ichchalampattu in Trincomalee with the support of the Army.
The final stock of donations received by ITN from philanthropists was distributed among the civilians of the Verugal Divisional Secretariat Division. ITN as a responsible media establishment was the only channel to visit the area to dish out donations to the flood affected families.
Deputy General Manager News and Current Affairs Sudharman Radaliyagoda said it was the Sinhalese who came forward to make donations for the benefit of the flood victims, without considering any differences.
The population in Verugal is 100 percent Tamils. The recipients of the donations expressed their gratitude for the efforts made by ITN to support them at this juncture.