President hands over title deeds to 30 families

2017-04-21 20:31:30

President Maithripala Sirisena today handed over deeds of ownership to 30 families whose houses were destroyed in the Meethotamulla catastrophe.

It was carried out under the first phase of the government's relief programme.

The President’s Media Division said the government would provide houses to the other desplaced families as well.

“Rs. 392 million has been allocated for the provision of houses. Apart from the housing units, one family will be given Rs.250,000 to purchase furniture. The government will also arrange to make a payment if the final evaluation of the property damage was more than what has been given," it said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Wajira Abeywardane, A.H.M. Fowzie, Deputy Ministers Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Dunesh Gankanda and MP S.M. Marikkar were present at the handing over of the deeds.

Meanwhile, President Sirisena has directed the officials to set up a solid waste management project in the country.

He gave these instructions at a meeting held at the Disaster Management Ministry to review the progress in providing relief measures to those affected. also ordered the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to provide a payment of Rs.50,000 for three months to the families displaced by the Meethotamulla tragedy.

The President has ordered the monthly payment of Rs.50,000 to each of the families until they are provided with a new house.

Meanwhile, Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said Rs.10,000 would be paid to transport their household goods. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 7

  • Indrajith Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:23

    It is the tax payers money spent on building these houses. Politicians have not spent their money for this purpose.

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    Mevan Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:10

    Some recipients were saying they would have never got this kind of treatment from MR govt.

    Reply : 3       3

    rosebud Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:14

    Lets stop the political propaganda and find a long term and sustainable solution to the problem of waste disposal. There are many good examples to learn from around the world. via DM Android App

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    Sambo Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:44

    I hope these are not politically motivated and the deeds given to these people will not be withdrawn from the next government as this is the usual practice.

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    Selvyn Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:55

    Both the PM and the President are equally concerned to promptly find solutions to any issue they come across via DM Android App

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    Lalindra Kamal Saturday, 22 April 2017 16:03

    Proudly presenting houses built by MR government. Pathetic as usual.

    Reply : 0       2

    Sheri Saturday, 22 April 2017 17:24

    There are thousands in the hill country tea plantations became homeless due to natural disasters , still waiting for solution.

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