“North & East returning to normalcy” – Disaster Management Centre

“North & East returning to normalcy” – Disaster Management Centre

Written by Staff Writer

25 Dec, 2018 | 9:18 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Disaster Management Centre has said that the situation in Vavuniya and Mannar districts are slowly returning to normalcy. As of this afternoon (December 25), those affected began returning to their homes after flood waters subsided. Our reporters also informed that many camps in the affected areas are also being removed.

Meanwhile, the Welfare Centres in Ponnagar, Anandapuram, Raththipuram, Pannamankadi, and Bharathipuram continue to operate.

One of those affected told News 1st: “Even though we voted for the TNA none of them came to visit us. Others came and looked into our situation.”

Mullaitivu district also experienced a fair weather condition today. However, all the affected people currently living in camps, continue to do so.

“We can’t go to our houses even if the waters subside as they are destroyed.” said one affected individual at a camp.

According to the DMC, the estimates for the houses damaged by the weather will be carried out in the upcoming weeks. All state officials, including the tri-forces and the Police, have been mobilized on orders of the President to provide relief to the affected people.

While relief efforts were underway, the temporary camps in Bharathipuram, Kilinochchi were inspected by a group led by MP Namal Rajapaksa.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray thanked the President, Prime Minister and others for the assistance provided during the troubled times.

“All funds have been provided by the DMC. This operation is being carried out by all state officials, including district judges, the DMC and also Non-Governmental Organizations.” he added

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