Sri Lankan President directs quick relief to victims of adverse weather

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena attends the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Maithripala Sirisena has directed all relevant officers of the government to take every required action to provide relief to the victims of the current adverse weather condition.

The President who is currently on three-day state visit to South Korea telephoned the Minister of Disaster Management and the Secretary to the President Thursday (Nov. 30) and directed them to deploy tri forces for relief activities to the victims.

He also instructed them to quickly commence operations to help any fishermen who have been victims of the prevailing adverse weather condition.

The government has taken actions to grant of minimum Rs. 10,000.00 to each victimized families.

Ranil Wickremesinghe will head a special discussion on relief activities this evening. Leaders of all parties will join this meeting.

 

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