Meethotamulla disaster; President, PM chair discussions on relief


The President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe chaired a meeting held to discuss relief measures to the victims of the disaster.

The meeting was held at the Ministry of Disaster Management on providing relief measures to the victims of the disaster.

It was decided that 98 houses completely destroyed will be rebuilt and each provided Rs. 250,000 to be furnished, on top of the Rs. 100,000 being paid for each of the deceased and Rs. 2.5 million for property damaged via the National Insurance Trust Fund. Families identified as high-risk will be relocated and provided with alternate housing from July onwards.

The next progress review meeting regarding the Meethotamulla disaster will be held on the 21st April at the Ministry of Disaster Management. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Sagala Ratnayake, Vajira Abeywardena, A. H. M. Fowzie, Chief Minister of Western Province Isura Devapriya, Commanders of Tri Forces and the Inspector General of Police joined the discussion.




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