Rs 150 million allocated for relief measures - Rajitha
May 27, 2017 05:05 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the officials to take immediate steps to provide compensation for the deaths and property damages caused by the adverse weather conditions resulting in floods and landslides.
Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senarathne said that the president has given these instructions at a special meeting held this morning in Kalutara.
According to the Minister, it has been decided to prepare meals for the victimized people at one selected place with the intention of providing them with hygienic food and the tri-forces will assist in this regard. They will be distributed through the District and the Divisional Secretaries.
“The government has taken the responsibility of restoring the living condition of the affected people”, he further said.
Senarathne also said that the Government has increased the amount of money allocated for the preliminary relief measures in seven districts affected by the flood and landslide.
Yesterday the government had released Rs. 45 million in this regard and it has been increased up to Rs. 150 million now.
According to the minister, President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday will declare the amounts of compensation paid for the deaths and property damages, the Govt. Information Department said.
In a Twitter message the President had said: “I visited the disaster-affected Kaluthara district this morning. The government will give new houses to those who lost their houses.”