According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials at Temple Trees this Friday (04) to provide immediate relief to all those affected by the adverse weather conditions.
The Prime Minister informed the State Minister for Disaster Management, Chamal Rajapaksa, that the rescue of victims and provision of relief to victims should be expedited through the respective District Secretaries.
The Prime Minister directed SR Attygalle, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, to allocate the necessary funds for this purpose.
Heavy rains have lashed many areas in the country’s southwest, causing a variety of disasters, the most common of which are lowland flooding and landslides.
Showers are expected to continue in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North Western, and Central Provinces, as well as the Galle and Matara districts, according to the Meteorology Department, and the Prime Minister has directed relevant officials to make the public aware of potential disasters caused by the rains.
Ministers Dinesh Gunawardena and Prof. GL Peiris were also in attendance.
Today is World Environment Day 2021: Sri Lanka making significant progress green commitments – UNDP
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