President Rajapaksa appoints special relief efforts committee (WATCH REPORT)

President Rajapaksa appoints special relief efforts committee (WATCH REPORT)

Written by Staff Writer

26 Dec, 2014 | 9:59 pm

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed a committee under Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, to coordinate and expedite relief efforts. The President’s Media Unit stated that the Chief of Defense Staff, the commanders of the Armed Forces are the other members of this committee.

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The statement issued by the President’s Media Unit also reads that the President has instructed the Treasury to immediately disburse the funds required for the relief effort and has also called on all political representatives, ministers and MP from the affected districts to cease all political activities and take steps to provide relief to the people.

The statement reads further that the President is making constant inquiries into the programmes initiated by the government to provide relief to the affected populace.

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