Sloppy Efforts

NGOs charged that lack of coordination by one central agency was slowing down reconstruction after the tsunami. NGOs charged that lack of coordination by one central agency was slowing down reconstruction after the tsunami. Although government set up TAFREN which is now called RADA to be the main body helping reconstruction it does not maintain a central database to help NGO’s and others find out who has been helped and who has not got anything yet.

As a result government and non-governmental agencies have to find out on their own.

Maurine’s house was completely flattened by the tsunami.

She got Rs. 50,000 to rebuild the house that had only the cement floor left from the original structure.

That’s a part payment of the two hundred and fifty thousand promised but she is clueless as to when the rest of the money will come.

“The government gave Rs. 50,000 about four months ago. But we don’t know about the remaining sum,” says Maurine Cooray.

In Beruwela Tsunami reconstruction is coordinated by the local government agency the Pradeshiya Sabha.

Officials in charge th