President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visits areas affected by floods

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visits areas affected by floods

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visits areas affected by floods

Written by Staff Writer

23 Dec, 2019 | 10:03 pm

COLOMBO(News 1st) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa toured certain areas in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa to look into the operations to provide relief to those affected by the inclement weather.

President Rajapaksa who met the political authority and government officials at the President’s House in Anuradhapura this morning reviewed the welfare program and instructed the relevant authorities to continue with providing assistance to the affected communities.

The relief program is being implemented under two phases; provision of relief during the disaster as well as post-disaster activities. President emphasized that the government acted with utmost responsibility in this process.

According to the President’s media division, the President had instructed the officials to inspect the damages caused to houses and take immediate remedial action. Cleaning activities have already begun where floods have subsided. Directives have also been issued to inspect the available health facilities. Attention has been drawn to rehabilitate tank anicuts and other infrastructure facilities.

5181 families from 10 divisional secretariats in the Anuradhapura District have been affected by the inclement weather. 2923 people have been housed at safe shelters.

The president visited the relief centres set up at the Dutugamunu Viharastanaya in Yaya 2 Rajanganaya and Bodhi Rajarama Viharaya in Yaya 9 to inquire into the wellbeing of the people there.

The farming community at these relief centers presented their issues to the president.

 

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