Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse: Japan’s PM expresses condolences

Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse: Japan’s PM expresses condolences

Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse: Japan’s PM expresses condolences

Written by Staff Writer

16 Apr, 2017 | 11:16 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has received a message of condolence, addressed to the government and people of Sri Lanka, from the Prime Minister of Japan, Hon. Shinzō Abe expressing his heartfelt condolences, and that of his government, and people, on the recent disaster at the Meethotamulla garbage dump in Sri Lanka which has led to  loss of life and property.

In the aftermath of this disaster, Hon. Prime Minister Abe has kindly offered Japan’s assistance to recovery efforts.

The Japanese Premier adds that a technical team from Japan is likely to visit Sri Lanka at the earliest to take stock of the situation and assist in remedial measures.

Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organisation has given instructions to relocate 130 families whose residences have been located in the high risk area following the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump.

According to the head of the Geology and Earth Studies Division of the Organisation, R. M. S. Bandara, the area around the garbage dump has now been identified as a high risk zone.

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