Houses for Meethotamulla victims from tomorrow
[April 19 2017]
President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions
to expedite the resettlement process for the people who are affected by
the section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse. Accordingly, a
programme for providing houses for the displaced persons will be
implemented from tomorrow (April 20). Initially, houses will be given to
98 families, whose houses were completely destroyed.
The President made these remarks during a meeting held
at the Ministry of Disaster Management today (19) on providing reliefs
measures to the victims.
President Sirisena also instructed to strengthen the
process of providing infrastructure facilities to the affected people
while giving priority to evacuate people who are in the danger zone
around the Meethotamulla disaster area.
The President further instructed to clear the
Meethotamulla garbage dump in the next few months under the supervision
of the Sri Lanka Army as well as to ban the illegal settlements.
The President further stated that required activities
for providing compensations to the victims should be done with extreme
vigilance. He requested the continuance of the assistance given by all
institutions to provide relief to the victims.
The next progress review meeting regarding the
Meethotamulla disaster will be held on the 21st April at the Ministry of
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Anura
Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Sagala Rathnayaka, Vajira
Abeywardena, A. H. M. Fowzie, Chief Minister of Western Province Isura
Dewapriya, Commanders of Tri Forces and the Inspector General of Police
joined this discussion.
Courtesy: President's Media Unit
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