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Mobile legal clinics will travel out to tsunami ravaged areas, dishing out free legal advice for all families who lost vital personal papers in the floods. Mobile legal clinics will travel out to tsunami ravaged areas, dishing out free legal advice for all families who lost vital personal papers in the floods.

The clinics will help displaced people in the thirteen affected districts who lost identity cards, birth and marriage certificates, property deeds and even school diplomas.

The first clinic held in Hambantota helped 10,000 people, with another 20,000 justice related concerns lodged. Most of the requests were for National Identity cards.

These are in the process of being verified or new documentation already issued. “The clinics proved to be a huge success. The numbers that sought services exceeded the original estimates,” Viveka Siriwardene De Silva, the National Coordinator of the project said.

Another legal aid camp is to be held in Ampara this month, one of the hardest hit coastal areas, with others lined up in Kalmunai and Karativu.

“The mobile teams will spare tsunami survivors the cost and time of having to travel to C