Written by Zulfick Farzan
17 Nov, 2021 | 12:39 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed officials to immediately relocate 12,000 families living in risk zones, to more safer locations.
The Prime Minister gave the instruction during the meeting held in Parliament on Tuesday (16) to provide relief to the people battered by heavy rains, floods and landslides in recent weeks.
At the meeting it was revealed that 31,475 people were in-fact moved to relatives homes, rather than cramping them into camps, considering the threat posed by the pandemic.
According to the Prime Ministers Facebook Page a sum of Rs. 1 million each has been allocated for 21 districts to provide relief to the people affected by extreme weather conditions, and the preliminary stage of providing compensation was complete.
At the meeting it was also revealed that 15,000 families were identified to have been living in risk zones, and only 3,000 of them were relocated to safer locations.
Accordingly, the Prime Minister had instructed to relocate the remaining 12,000 families immediately.
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