April 21, 2017 12:09 pm
The Government today announced that a monthly allowance of Rs 50,000 will be provided to families who will be relocated from the high risk zone near the Meethotamulla garbage dump, for a period of 3 months.
Meanwhile the Urban Development Authority (UDA) today commenced handing over 60 houses for the homes completely destroyed in Meethotamulla as a result of the garbage dump collapse.
A progress review meeting on providing relief to the people affected by the disaster was convened today at the Ministry of Disaster Management with the participation of the President and the Prime Minister.
As per the decisions reached during the meeting, the residents of 60 houses completely destroyed in the disaster are to be handed over new homes today, as the first step of this programme.
At the same time each family will be provided Rs 250,000 to purchase furniture as well as a sum of Rs 10,000 to transport their belongings.
Families that will be relocated from the high risk zone in Meethotamulla will be given an allowance of Rs 50,000 per month and Rs 10,000 for transporting belonging, until they are provided full compensation or permanent housing.
The relevant authorities also agreed to provide the people affected by the disaster with a house or an estimated compensation within 3 months.
As it was observed that there are some families who are refusing new homes, the President instructed officials to provide them with a fair compensation based on the estimated value.