Floods: Second only to 2004 Tsunami

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The government today said that current disaster situation is second only to 2004 tsunami. An amount of Rs.138 million was spent by the government as relief measures, said Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amarawera. The death toll due to the inclement weather has gone up to 23, he added.








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  Comments - 19

  • suwantha Thursday, 13 January 2011 01:37 PM

    you second only to mahinda rajapakse .you also boasting as mahinda rajapakse .becourse both of you comming from same area and give same false promises to innocent people.dont boast do something to innocent people.ok

    Dushy Friday, 14 January 2011 05:25 AM

    No point have press conferences and wasting money. You and your govt. must start helping the people. What a ministry and management.

    ane Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:05 PM

    is it not an amount when considering with your tamashas expenditure??!!

    KD Friday, 14 January 2011 05:50 AM

    Probably when people stop asking stupid questions.

    Chamiya Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:11 AM

    war is over....
    now we are fighting with nature...
    when we can see the miracle of Asia?

    NAIDE Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:17 AM

    I DO NOT THINK THIS IS ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE MONEYS SPENT ON TAMASHAS !

    johnnycash Friday, 14 January 2011 07:31 AM

    Get back to work people.....

    janaka Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:33 AM

    lets get back to work....enough talking

    Meshach Reuben Friday, 14 January 2011 10:34 AM

    is it just 138 mn? how did the billions come in for IIFA & the presidents cutouts & inaugration?

    Ajith Thursday, 13 January 2011 10:32 AM

    this amount is just 0.00001% comparied to the amount spent on war. Now people are suffering against nature. more money should be sent.

    hb Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:00 AM

    Government would have spent at least twice as much for the Presidents inauguration ceremony

    Ramesh Pererara Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:06 AM

    Pissu. Rs. 138Mn for 750,000/ flood victims means each person will get only Rs. 184/.
    What are they talking?

    Kandy boy Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:17 AM

    Thank god its sunny in Kandy!
    but stil cold

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:26 AM

    More than this amount has been spent on projects that served no purpose.

    AZ Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:31 AM

    how much of this went to the flood victims?? we all know where the tsunami money went

    steve Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:42 AM

    Does that mean more money to be robbed by ministers

    TOEJOE Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:05 PM

    HELPING BATTICOLOA !!!!

    R.Dias Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:07 PM

    RS.1,300 MN FOR 65 PRADOS AND RS. 138 MN FOR 1.0MN DISPLACED PEOPLE......

    knight Rider Friday, 14 January 2011 04:03 AM

    Always reactive !!! start getting proactive theres a lot more Natural Hazards ahead....!!!


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