Accordingly, a program to provide houses for the displaced persons will be implemented from tomorrow (20th April). Initially, houses will be given to 98 families, whose houses were completely destroyed.
The President made these remarks during a meeting held at the Ministry of Disaster Management this mornig (19th April) on providing relief to the victims.
President Sirisena also instructed to strengthen the process of providing infrastructure facilities to the affected people while giving priority to evacuate people who are in the risky zone around the Meethotamulla disaster area.
The President further instructed to clear the Meethotamulla garbage dump in the next few months under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Army as well as to ban the illegal settlements.
He stated that required activities for providing compensations to the victims should be done with extreme vigilance. He requested the continuance of the assistance given by all institutions to provide relief to the victims.
The next progress review meeting regarding the Meethotamulla disaster will be held on the 21st April at the Ministry of Disaster Management.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayanth, Sagala Rathnayake, Vajira Abeywardena, A. H. M. Fowzie, Chief Minister of Western Province Isura Dewapriya, Commanders of Tri Forces and the Inspector General of Police joined this discussion.