JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti moved an adjournment motion in the House on the recent floods and landslides in the island and charged that the regional authorities were not equipped appropriately to handle the disaster.
He pointed out that the regional authorities lack boats, generators and water bowsers to be used at an emergency situation. Many areas went under water since the river mouths were not properly maintained. Government must build anicuts where necessary and invest money on new technological equipment such as ‘Watermasters’ which are used for dredging, piling and raking.
He charged that the evacuated families are being resettled in the same risky places. Morawakakanda and Ayagama are examples for the claim.