Salawa Camp fire: Assessment of damage caused to buildings completed

Salawa Camp fire: Assessment of damage caused to buildings completed

Salawa Camp fire: Assessment of damage caused to buildings completed

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jun, 2016 | 12:31 pm

The assessment of the 347 houses and buildings that were damaged by the fire which erupted at the Salawa Army camp, has been completed. Colombo District Secretary, Sunil Kannangara says that another 307 houses and buildings are due to be inspected. Seventy six (76) estimate officers have been assigned to assess this damage.

The District Secretary said that the estimation process is set to be completed within the next two days. Also, the process of compensating those whose houses and building were damaged in the fire, is set to commence on Tuesday, June 14.

Accordingly, the Secretary said that steps have been taken to provide them with Rs. 50,000 for each month for the next three months.

The District Secretary added that 12 committees have been appointed, one for each Grama Niladhari domain, in order to solve the issues faced by the people suffering as a result of the fire.

Major General of the Western Security Forces, Sudantha Ranasinghe says that the roofs of 94 houses have been renovated, while the reconstruction of another 40 houses has commenced.

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