President instructs officials to carry out immediate relief

19 May 2016 06:22 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena today held a meeting to look into immediate measures necessary to look after the people affected by inclement weather, landslides and floods.

He discussed with officials about evacuation of people affected from landslide prone and flooded areas, settlement of displaced persons and supply of food and other requirements of the displaced persons.

The President instructed the Sri Lanka Navy to deploy more boats for rescue missions to evacuate stranded people, He told the District Secretaries to carry out relief measures immediately without bothering about financial resources as the government is committed to provide required funds.

President Sirisena also urged the health authorities to look into the health conditions of the affected people and to be vigilant about possible outbreak of diseases until the floods subsided.

During the meeting the President appointed Minister Susil Premajayantha as the Coordinator for the Colombo district to provide relief measures to the affected people in the district. Minister S.B. Dissanayake will also assist in this regard.

President Sirisena gave instructions to establish Disaster Management Centres in every district and further instructed to formulate strategies to provide required relief measures to the public subsequent to making inquiries into the prevailing situations every morning with the participation of the District Secretary, political authority and state officials.

President Sirisena pointed out it is the responsibility of the media to report accurate information about the disaster conditions arisen with the prevailing adverse weather condition. He requested the media institutions to fulfill their responsibilities appropriately for the welfare of the victims while pointing out any defects in the current program to help them.

Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Rajitha Senarathne and S. B. Dissanayake, Secretary to the President, Defense Secretary, Finance Secretary and the Secretaries to the Ministries, Commanders of Tri Forces, Inspector General of Police, District Secretaries and senior public servants participated in this discussion.


  Comments - 6

  • NARAYANA Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:50 PM

    Who is going to answer the FCID during revange eoisode among politicians. There is already such cases for 2014

    Karen Thursday, 19 May 2016 07:33 PM

    instead of news channels asking people to donate food and money how about our politicians forgo a percentage of their salary for the people they are so keen to serve.

    l' Thursday, 19 May 2016 07:44 PM

    every year these disasters are coming no need of giving any instructions by the President let the officials do their duties via DM Android App

    Cheers Friday, 20 May 2016 03:43 AM

    Why don't you instead remove your national dress and get in to action and be with the victims

    Citizen Friday, 20 May 2016 09:19 AM

    Cheers: First of all, where are you now??? Have you got in to your kit and done any help to these people???

    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 20 May 2016 10:39 AM

    This is the time you should take the right decisions and help the effected people, hurry up Sir.

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