Government has taken immediate steps to provide relief and assistance to the victims of Meethotamulla garbage dump with the support of District Secretary of Colombo, Divisional Secretary of Kolonnawa, Grama Seva officers and other field officers as well as the tri forces and the Police, a press release by the Minister of Home Affairs Wajira Abeywardhane said yesterday (16th April).
Sri Lanka army troops are involved in rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of the disaster at the garbage dump at Meetotamulla which occurred on Friday (14th April). A section of the Meethotamulla garbage mountain dump collapsed last afternoon destroying a many of houses and injuring people.
The Cabinet Sub Committee on Granting Measures of Relief to Media Persons who were subjected to various harassments and oppressions during the period 2005 - 2015 has decided to expand its recommendations, and thus provide yet another opportunity for persons and organizations those were unable to make appeals and submissions to the committee.
The European Union (EU) will step up its assistance to Sri Lanka by providing Euro 42 million (approximately LKR 6791.4 million) for two programs including the supporting the Modernization of the Agricultural Sector (EUR 30 million) and Strengthening Reconciliation Processes (EUR 12 million).
Lanka Sathosa on 9th April completed its rapid network expansion by opening the new outlet in Akkaraipattu and began the distribution of one million concessionary food packs for the New Year season at Borella outlet.