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More than Rs.8 billion is needed to repair the damage caused by the recent floods and landslides, Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadharashna Yapa informed Parliament yesterday.

In response to a question asked by JVP MP Sunil Handunhetti, he said this amount could be recovered from the Insurance Trust Fund (ITF).

“You said Rs.8 billion was needed to repair the damage caused by the floods and landslides and we want you to clarify whether the ITF will reimburse this amount. There are doubts about the reimbursement because the government has not paid the premium," Mr. Handunetti told the minister.

The minister confirmed that the ITF would reimburse the entire amount. “We have already received an advance payment of Rs.150 million,” he said.

The minister admitted that the loss of life and property could have been mitigated to a large extent if the Doppler Radar System had not been damaged a few months before the catastrophe.

He said Japan had assured us it would provide two Doppler Radar Systems free of charge. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Aku Saturday, 10 June 2017 11:31 AM

    Wonder how many of those Billions will go missing... Please don't let the same thing happen as the time of the Tsunami...

    seqi Saturday, 10 June 2017 12:22 PM

    the buck stops at you Yapa via DM Android App

    rosebud Saturday, 10 June 2017 01:16 PM

    cancel all extravaganzas via DM Android App

    Siri Saturday, 10 June 2017 03:01 PM

    Simple. Let the ministers pool it from their pocket money.

    DJ Saturday, 10 June 2017 03:55 PM

    How quickly they came up with the figure, wonder of Asia. Half this will be robbed anyway just like the Tsunami funds

    gerard Saturday, 10 June 2017 04:07 PM

    Suggest..you take another trip to some where and spend a few million...then ask for a couple of duty free limos saying you cannot travel to those affected areas....first look after your interests totally..before you think about others...now the people understand all you jokers

    JAN Saturday, 10 June 2017 04:24 PM

    Sell luxurious SUVs Bullet proof SUVs Stop highly Rented Ministerial offices Foreign trips Steal confiscated all money to rebuld poor peoples houses schools via DM Android App


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