President Maithripala Sirisena has assured to fulfill the Government’s responsibility of rebuilding the civilian life impacted by the disaster. The President gave this assurance undertaking a tour of the Ratnapura District to observe the relief operations.
The President who arrived at the Ratnapura District Secretariat gave instructions to officials to grant maximum relief to the families impacted by the calamity.
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Ratnapura District Secretariat to look into the manner in which relief is being extended to the families affected by the calamity within the Ratnapura District. The President instructed the officials to grant maximum relief to all the impacted families. He separately made inquiries in to all spheres in the relief programme.
The President informed the District Secretary to immediately bring to his notice if further financial grants are needed. The President emphasized the need to launch a programme for the rescue of people who cannot be reached by boats. Frequent inquiries should be made to fulfill the needs of the people with respect to food, drugs and clothing.
President Maithripala Sirisena who made inquiries into the manner in which the final rites of the dead are being undertaken also sought information on the programme that is necessary to clean houses and wells. The President gave instructions to solicit the support of the Armed Forces and the Civil Defence Force in the construction of damaged houses.
The President emphasized the need to upgrade the livelihoods of the people. The President revealed that several countries have come forward to grant relief to the families affected by the adverse climatic conditions. A group of people’s representatives of the Ratnapura District and heads of state institutions were present when the President arrived at the District Secretariat.
Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena paid his last respect to
Sri Lanka Air Force Officer Y.M.S. Yaparatne who died in an accident that happened when he was engaged in operations to rescue persons impacted by the floods. The President who arrived at the Kotugoda house in Gampaha where the remains were being placed expressed his condolences to the family members. The funeral took place this afternoon.
Sources : ITNNews
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