President instructs for swift measures to assist victims of bad
[October 10 2018]
Maithripala Sirisena has
instructed the relevant
authorities to provide immediate
relief to those who affected by
the prevailing heavy rains and
inclement weather conditions in
President Sirisena, who is on a two day state visit to
Seychelles has instructed the Minister of Disaster Management, Duminda
Dissnayake over the telephone, to provide reliefs immediately to the
victimized people, without considering financial allocations an issue.
President Sirisena has further instructed the Minister
of Disaster Management to continuously conduct the welfare programmes to
provide necessary facilities including dry rations, drinking water, and
health facilities to the people that are in need.
The President Sirisena has instructed the Chief of
Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to get the assistance of
the tri-forces to save the people affected by flooding.
The President expressed his deep concern about the
people affected by the bad weather conditions, and extended his deepest
condolences to the family members of the deceased persons.