Officials instructed to promptly provide information of people affected by adverse weather

Officials instructed to promptly provide information of people affected by adverse weather

Minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries Daya Gamage has instructed the relevant officials to promptly provide information on people affected by adverse weather, flood victims and disabled persons to expedite relief efforts.

Over 23,000 families in 16 districts have been affected by the sudden floods resulted from the torrential rains. Nearly 1500 people in Ratnapura, Kalutara and Nuwara Eliya districts have been evacuated and sheltered in 30 camps while a large number of houses have been partly damaged due to landslides in the Badulla District.

Social Welfare and Primary Affairs Minister Daya Gamage has advised the Secretary of the Ministry to obtain the reports on the affected people from the Social Services Officers in all relevant Divisional Secretariats.

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