The government today said that the initial estimated damage from the flood stands at US $ 500 million (approximately 50 billion rupees).
This was disclosed during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, and the Heads of Mission of the Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) based in Colombo at the Ministry to discuss relief measures for persons affected by floods in Sri Lanka.
Mrs. Marina Mohamed, Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management, making a presentation on the emergency situation, stated that the initial estimated damage from the flood stands at US $ 500 million.
The government has spent US $ 10 million to provide cooked meals and dry rations for people in all affected areas. The Ministry of Disaster Management has released US $ 1.5 million for relief during the three days ending 12 January, it added.
Comments - 10
bedi Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:50 AM
Was there any relief funds set up for tamil people in so called transit camps?
Smash Saturday, 15 January 2011 04:13 AM
no room to racist in this country...
Razor Blade Saturday, 15 January 2011 07:15 AM
This is a natural disaster no doubt, but the way country is ruled too has something to do. (Corrupted leaders in the government and ministries, Political prisoners & nepotism) If, someone finds this silly may be having the same reaction to Viharamahadevi story too. Remove all the corrupted misters and official and punish them according to the law. Release political prisoners before it is too late. (Tunisian President fled the country with his family, reason high COL there)
idroos Friday, 14 January 2011 12:22 PM
Yes get these thambiyas to pay for thier sons born here
pandula Friday, 14 January 2011 12:48 PM
Please some one Calculate this as number of "Prados"
zorro Friday, 14 January 2011 01:06 PM
that is US $ 11.5 Millions, and 488.5 millions US $ more we need ?
Samara Friday, 14 January 2011 01:21 PM
Why only this meeting with OIC heads of mission alone ?
Have the western nations said no or is the govt avoiding them ?
SL Friday, 14 January 2011 01:45 PM
Western nations are bankrupt. Only OIC have some money to donate.
Royalist Friday, 14 January 2011 01:50 PM
How about a Flood Relief Surcharge to add to the COL?
sltk2004 Friday, 14 January 2011 02:08 PM
Another good reason not give benefits to people "Now the government has deal with floods...."
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