'No let down in food distribution to NFZ, over 3000MT delivered- WFP
The World Food Program(WFP) country officials
yesterday(May 4), while refuting baseless assumptions of 'inadequate'
food supplies to the civilian hostages in the 4.5sq.km No-Fire-Zone by
some skeptical individuals and clans, repulsed fiction with fact
confirming 'no let down in food distribution to hostages in the NFZ'.
"Since February till end of April the WFP in
collaboration with the Sri Lankan government has send over 3000MT of
food supplies", said Aseb Asrat, Deputy Country Director of the WFP.
The LTTE and its proxies have been engaged in a
relentless campaign to portray a human suffering in the NFZ caused due
to lack of food supplies despite over 115,000 hostages been rescued by
the security forces since 2oth April, and the remaining estimated
between 15,000 - 20,000.
The food items sent for distribution include rice,
wheat flour, lentils, sugar, edible oil and corn and soya blend along
with a mix of vegetables, she said adding that they(WFP, 'not aware
about the number of people still trapped in the War zone since they are
not present on the field'.
Ms. Asrat also confirms that " there has been no
pressure from the Government to bar sending of food items" to the people
trapped in the War torn area.
She also said, that the organization is working
closely with the Government for better supply of food materials to the