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Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today requested the Ministry of Disaster Management and other Ministries concerned to attend to the relief measures in an efficient and timely manner in order to alleviate the sufferings of the people in the flood affected areas.

He said in a statement that in the absence of Provincial administrations in almost all the worst affected areas, the responsibility of managing the relief effort would have to be borne mainly by the line ministries concerned.

“Unprecedented floods have affected the Northern Province and several other parts of the country disrupting the lives of many thousands of people living in those areas. Houses have gone under water and roads have been rendered impassable. It is reported that the President has already issued instructions to the officials in those areas regarding the provision of relief services,” he said.

“We express our regret over the loss of homes and livelihoods due to the floods, the timely provision of compensation by the government will provide a measure of relief to those in distress,” he added.

  Comments - 18

  • Bassa Tuesday, 25 December 2018 05:55 PM

    M R, why not set up a " helping Killinochci" fund...

    sandy Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:56 AM

    just prove its ure government. Dont just speculate .. This kind of allegations are now jokes

    Rasheed Wednesday, 26 December 2018 03:02 PM

    His funds are maintained to buy MPs.

    GH Tuesday, 25 December 2018 06:00 PM

    Sir, that is what you are considered PEOPLE's LEADER.

    City Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:08 PM

    You must be joking...

    voter Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:18 PM

    You mean like the helping hambantota leader??

    Justice Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:48 AM

    First better he pays back TSUNAMI money to the victims he robbed.

    Croc Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:16 AM

    crocodile tears

    Dee Tuesday, 25 December 2018 06:21 PM

    The entire nation knows how efficient you were in 'helping hambantota' !

    Good Call Tuesday, 25 December 2018 08:59 PM

    You will get the merit from HRW amd UN.

    Nihal Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:05 PM


    ConcernedCitizen Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:21 PM

    We know how efficiently you helped the tsunami affected people.

    Megan Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:23 PM

    You better pay back TSUNAMI money you robbed first.

    Ellala Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:09 AM

    Use the money you were ready to give TNA to 'cross over'. The northerners will be bought over. Voters in your pocket. They are the deciding votes.

    Jack Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:13 AM

    The fox is crying

    fayaz Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:14 AM

    Efficiently as you distributed the Tsunami Funds? Helping Hambabnthota sans Helping Rajapakshas

    Ghost Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:52 AM

    Like he did by 'helping Hambantota' after the tsunami?

    sarath Wednesday, 26 December 2018 03:08 PM

    yeäh, start with opening a bank account called "Helping Killinochi

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