President directs to provide immediate aid to those affected by Thotalanga fire

President directs to provide immediate aid to those affected by Thotalanga fire

September 27, 2022   11:45 pm

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to Japan, has instructed the President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake to take steps to provide immediate relief to all the residents affected by the fire that broke out this afternoon at the Kajeemawatta apartment complex in Thotalanga, Colombo.

The President had instructed Secretary Saman Ekanayake to intervene immediately and direct the Colombo GA, Commanders of Tri-Forces, the Fire Brigade, the Health Department, the Urban Development Authority and all other relevant government agencies to look into the needs of the people who were residing in the apartment complex and provide them the required facilities immediately.

Accordingly, all relevant departments have already taken steps to provide the maximum intervention required to douse the fire and provide all other necessary facilities promptly.

The President has further stated that special attention should be provided to attend to the needs of mothers, women and children who are affected by this tragedy.

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