Robbery of flood victims

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Certain persons who act in the guise of flood victims have taken away cooked food and dry rations in many flood affected areas.

The complaint was made by real victims in Wellampitiya, Angoda, Ambatale, and Meetotumulla.

One resident from Wellampitiya told Daily Mirror that they managed to get some cooked food from the doners but the dry rations are being grabbed by those who falsely claim that they have been affected by the floods. “Some have even got into houses which have been left by others and had robbed ,” he said.

He said the high water levels prevented the security forces and the police from coming into the affected areas to provide protection to the residents.

This situation had occurred despite the assurance claimed by the government that maximum protection will be given to the houses.

Meanwhile, the army spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said the Army had provided relief to 116,000 people. The Navy had provided relief to 110,000 people while the Air Force too claimed that they are providing relief as well carrying out rescue operations.

Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadharashana Yapa who claimed that the government is doing its maximum to provide relief to the victims said to dial 117 and lodge complaints if there is any shortcomings. Robbery of flood victims. (Shantha Senaviratne )

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  • CitizenPerera Monday, 23 May 2016 06:03 PM

    Well said Sir. We are not paying for their political vices with taxes while crooked politicians make merry.

    Thanos Monday, 23 May 2016 09:03 AM

    Kaalakanni!

    people Monday, 23 May 2016 09:05 AM

    At time like this, parliamentarians should work together with the media so that affected people can be identified and remedial action taken accordingly. Because media may have lot of valuable information.

    pras Monday, 23 May 2016 09:07 AM

    this govt in a mess administration wise via DM Android App

    milinda Monday, 23 May 2016 09:17 AM

    Obtusely these guys are the present day 5th standard quailed politicians and their henchman who are trying to make a quick buck and support their cronies

    annoyed Monday, 23 May 2016 09:34 AM

    Obviousy expected from lankan folks. Not a surprise.

    kolla Monday, 23 May 2016 09:43 AM

    This is Sri Lanka !!!

    Jum Monday, 23 May 2016 09:44 AM

    News repeated twice

    Premalal Monday, 23 May 2016 10:01 AM

    This is not shocking news. The citizens are following the examples of their leaders. Our presidents and prime ministers and politicians are accused of robbing. In fact M.R as the then prime minister was allegedly caught with his finger in the Tsunami till creating a dubious account called helping Hambanthota. The only difference is the ordinary people are punished for their crimes but the politicians are safeguarded by the flawed system set up by the crooks themselves.

    annoyed Monday, 23 May 2016 10:45 AM

    So you want government to watch 24x7 all lankans who steals, cheats etc?

    Wise Donkey Monday, 23 May 2016 10:50 AM

    They are not second to our corrupt politicians. We all know what happened to Tsunami donation! Foreign countries will be discouraged contribute when they see these...........

    Jackie Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:45 AM

    This is not surprising. I honestly would be surprised if a Sri Lankan did not rob from someone who is in distress. This happened during the tsunami, during the war, in everyday life and now during the floods.

    dham Monday, 23 May 2016 01:10 PM

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