JO Leader Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has stressed the need for disaster management squad.
Questioning the role played by the disaster management authorities during the Meethotamulla tragedy, he observed: “Our disaster management arm is very slow to react. We need a disaster management flying squad that is alert round the clock and can be immediately deployed to any part of the country."
He was addressing the House on the adjournment motion. He stated that the Colombo Municipal Commissioner said fears of a collapse had been there for over a week.