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Last updated: 28 October, 2008 - Published 14:23 GMT
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TN collects aid for Sri Lanka
M Karunanidhi
Chief minister himself has donated one million Indian rupees
The chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has said that TN government would also collect relief material for the welfare of the Sri Lankan Tamils.

These would include cash, clothing, medicines and food materials, he said.

The materials thus collected from throughout TN would be distributed through the ICRC and UN agencies with the approval of the central government, a government press release said.

Karunanidhi has himself donated one million Indian rupees.

The press release also said that so far relief worth 2.5 million Indian rupees has been collected.

However, it is not clear whether the relief materials collected by the TN government is in addition to the assured aid offer of 800 tonnes by the Indian government or is part of it.

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