The District Administration specially acknowledges the services rendered by the Army by not only managing 2 big relief camps but also managing the 2 sensitive camps i.e. Memana and Valiyakulangara, in which the families of the deceased were exclusively accommodated. The love and affection shared by the Army personnel were widely acclaimed by the Tsunami affected families themselves and the victims gave the Army a tearful farewell when the Army had to leave the camps. Our special thanks to the Army for operating the Junkar Service between Ayiramthengu and Azhhekkal.

Many other NGOs have worked in the affected area and interacted with the affected families, shared their moments of grief, rendered not only medical treatment but also required psychological counseling to live with the tragedy and instilled new hope in their lives. The District Administration sincerely acknowledges such efforts.

The people of Kollam district, the NGOs within the district and outside the district/state, the people’s representatives of all levels, the political parties, the local print and visual media and the entire government officers and staff have done their best to help the Tsunami victims in Kollam district and the District Collector, Kollam sincerely acknowledges and appreciates the yeomen service rendered by all of them for the welfare of the Tsunami affected families.

Finally, we made a sincere effort to place all the information pertaining to the relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by the State Government and the District Administration, including the details of entire expenditure incurred in Kollam district. You may browse the other parts of this website to get a full picture of the information. Any inaccuracies in the information placed in this website will be rectified as soon as the discrepancies are brought to our notice and we would be grateful to the general public for bringing such deficiencies to our notice.

B.Srinivas I.A.S.   District Collector

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