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President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) officials to produce an assessment report within five days after analysing the valuation on the losses to the people due to the collapse of the Meetotamulla garbage dump.

During a meeting at the DMC office President Sirisena gave above directions and ordered that three warehouses belonging to the Meetotamulla Paddy Marketing Board to be used as temporary shelter.

President Sirisena has paid a special attention on removing the garbage dump to another secure location.

He has also advised officials not to make funds an issue, when giving relief to the people.

The search and rescue operations were also discussed at the meeting. He also advised to resettle the people who lost their homes.

Ministers, the IGP, Commanders of the tri forces, and Government officials attended the meeting. (By Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Haramanis Monday, 17 April 2017 02:56 PM

    HE the President should order the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to produce an assessment as to Why the Government is a Disaster.

    Rohan Monday, 17 April 2017 03:46 PM

    Idiots and their reports. Who is fooling whom?

    Ron Monday, 17 April 2017 03:49 PM

    Can you even read an Executive Summary in a report?

    DJ Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:12 PM

    If I was President I would have left the post in shame. This is in your door step and pls takw a leaf off President Premadasa he knew what's going on in the country

    thushan Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:24 PM

    **Sigh** how many probes and assessments are being ordered by this guy. ie: the bond issue, now the garbage issue, sometime back he ordered to probe disappearances from 1983-2009, and then he urged to probe the MPs tax-free car permits, and the list is neverending.. and no tangible actions are being taken.Bottomline: look at how pathetic he is running the affairs of this country.. not a single misappropriation probe has been successfully finished with regard to the ministers of the previous Gov. at this rate i think he'll probably end up home cometh the hour for the next election..

    ceylon Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:47 PM

    mahinda then and he now both didnot care the peoples voice there and gave them water and batton attack. now after dozens dead isue orders.people demanding arrest of both presidents and punish them. via DM Android App

    weer Sunday, 16 April 2017 08:45 PM

    Oh sure! after all the damage is done. Have you ever been to see the garbage dump Mr President? Have you visited any of the families to find out their grievances and smell thestench from the rotting garbage?

    Tom Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:19 PM

    SL's many REPORTS as a pile at the Meetotamulla garbage dump. Better grow Banana Trees in Meetotamulla as its compose pohora. SL is famous for been a Banana Republic.

    like Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:38 PM

    better to file a case on fcid via DM Android App

    RW Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:06 PM

    all decisions talks by the President. Ministers will take only luxury vehicles on tax payers money via DM iOS App

    ceylon Monday, 17 April 2017 06:58 PM

    you water and baton charged to protesters. 2 years as president you didnt ask it.after dead now asking it via DM Android App

    Oshin fan Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:43 PM

    The only decent thing for those responsible to do is to resign at once. Not applying oil , taking helicopter rides everywhere etc.

    Citizen Ash Monday, 17 April 2017 12:52 AM

    high Time you moved the MP s to meethotamulla. via DM Android App

    Citizen Monday, 17 April 2017 03:52 AM

    What search and rescue you are talking about now, probably a bit too late. First and foremost what must have been done was to prevent the tragedy than going to deal with a tragedy. Did anyone carry out a risk assessment prior to water dumped to put out fire ? Creating another high risk hazard (landslide) and the risk being higher of a landslide post dumping water. All in all poor management and decision making of the whole process. When will we learn ? This probably will be forgotten like all other disasters in the past until the next one. Politicians are only concerned about their pockets, no plans for our country and have destroyed our country irrespective of colours. We hate you politicos !!!

    RDF Monday, 17 April 2017 05:35 AM

    How many years late are you. And still want 5 more days. Shame!

    gobbaya Monday, 17 April 2017 06:07 AM

    as if it would yield results...... via DM Android App

    Kale Monday, 17 April 2017 08:41 AM

    I've seen the way risk assessments are done: it might not happen = no risk, so why do anything?

    Daham Monday, 17 April 2017 08:44 AM

    Can we expect justice from some one, who left a party,

    Ganesh Monday, 17 April 2017 09:32 AM

    Destiny is destiny according to Buddhism and Hinduism so what had to happen the would happen . However ,proactive measures ,relief and recurrence should be upheld and strictly maintained by taking the people up to task in case any wanton acts involved.

    asiyawe ascharya Monday, 17 April 2017 10:15 AM

    this is yahapalana way of sweeping past and present misdeeds under the carpet. Comimmisions,inquiries reports against the corrupt politicians are a way of protecting them while showing the gullible public that action is taken against them

    JAN Monday, 17 April 2017 10:15 AM

    MS Now You have Full power why everything after happened you taking actions we voted 62% pl Wake up Govern the country with Strict Order via DM Android App


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