Help for flood victims
COLOMBO:A programme to assist all victims of the recent floods and
landslide will be launched shortly by the Disaster Management and Human
"We have advised the District Secretaries, Provincial Secretaries and
Government Officers to provide the victims with all relief", Ministry
Secretary P. Dias Amarasinghe said.
Under this project the flood prone areas will be identified and the
displaced will be compensated. "The Disaster Management Ministry
together with other ministries will assist in replacing the affected,"
The Ministry has allocated Rs. 2 million as compensation for the
cyclone victims in Walallavita. The Ratnapura and Kalutara Districts are
provided with boats and life saving equipment. Officers have been
appointed to carry out relief services.
The Ministry of Disaster Relief Services has also allocated Rs
140,000 to deal with floods, landslides and mudslides caused by the
This was revealed at a press conference at the Ministry yesterday
with the participation of Disaster Relief Services Minister M. S. S.
"All equipment is stored at Orugodawatte to be used when needed," the
Minister said. The Ministry of Disaster Relief Services can be contacted
on 0112-431579 during an emergency.