President instructs to provide immediate relief to affected people

Monday, 2 December 2019

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed government officials to provide necessary relief to all those who are affected by the prevailing adverse weather conditions such as floods and landslides in many districts of the country.

Ministry officials, District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been provided with circular instructions to coordinate with the Ministry of Defence and the Disaster Management Centre to be prepared for rapid response in the event of floods, landslides, rock falls occurring due to heavy rainfall, and to take immediate disaster mitigation and public welfare measures. The monitoring and coordination of these measures will be taken by the Prime Minister.