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The government is planning to set up a unit to handle special disaster situations under the Defence Ministry, State Minister f`or Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.

Mr. Wijewardene said equipment such as special helicopters that could be used during such disaster situations, boats and other necessary items would be provided to this unit.

He also said personnel from the three forces would be specially trained in handling rescue operations and absorbed to this unit.(Yohan perera)

 

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  • words Saturday, 21 May 2016 09:33 AM

    what we saw was total inefficiency by the government. via DM Android App

    Daham Saturday, 21 May 2016 10:47 AM

    You should have set it up long time back. Don't you remember that we had a Tsunami but that was during the last government. Still you should have thought about this unit when you came to power. Now, set it up and then talk.

    Samarey Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:17 AM

    err its called the DMC and its already there. via DM Android App

    Raja Saturday, 21 May 2016 12:39 PM

    Here is a good opportunity to create a few more ministries and deputies.


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