Launch rapid damage control programme to flood victims: Prez

25 December 2018 09:33 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed relevant authorities to launch a rapid damage control and compensation programme to flood affected people who were returning from safety locations in the North while continuing the relief programme.

The President instructed the Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray to launch a relief programme in coordination with all government institutions in the Kilinochchi and Mulaitive districts to provide food, dry ration, drinking water and sanitary facilities needed for the affected people.

The Presidential Media Division (PMD) said in a statement that compensation amounting to Rs. 250,000 would be paid to renovate damaged houses after estimating the loss.

More than 8000 acres of paddy fields have been inundated by the floods and the government has decided to pay Rs. 40,000 per damaged acre of paddy lands as compensation. More than 60,000 people who have been displaced by the floods have been housed in 37 temporary welfare camps, according to the President's media division.

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  • Moiez Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:56 PM

    Pay the compensation instead of talking bullshit now.

    samantha Tuesday, 25 December 2018 10:34 PM

    He has no financial power to pay compensation to any victim other than from pay by president fund.he only have power to declare war and peace. There is a legitimate govt. to do all at the moment.

    Harin Tuesday, 25 December 2018 10:57 PM

    50% Sinhalese votes, 80% Minority’s votes makes the President

    Sambanthan Wednesday, 26 December 2018 12:22 AM

    Where is Sumanthiran our saviour

    Sunil Wednesday, 26 December 2018 12:55 AM

    Lot more damage was done in 52 days of madness to the country . Why not pay for the loses by the private sector

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 26 December 2018 05:08 AM

    Competition for relief; what with impending election galore.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:17 AM

    PRZ said "launch a rapid damage control and compensation programme to flood affected people" I think what is needed not the DAMAGE control but the DRAINAGE control program to flood affected area. These dry zones has no system in place for water drainage if used the consultation services of a toilet specialist .. like Rosy, I have my confident that the problem will be sorted with the help of a Korean firm.

    Mano Wednesday, 26 December 2018 12:03 PM

    This man is a good talker. Taking talking and wasting people's money. Nothing he did practically. From October 26th he made drastic damage to the country not only politically but economically too.He must repay the damage....General public must take action.


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