PRESIDENT VISITS CHILAW TO INQURE INTO RELIEF SUPPLIES TO THE
VICTIMS OF DISASTER
[May 28 2018]
Maithripala Sirisena went on an
observational visit to Chilaw to
inquire into the aids provided
to the victims of disaster due
to heavy rains today(26).
Meeting the political representatives and government
officials in Mahawewa pradeshiya sabha the President inquired on the
assistance provided to the people in the area.
President Sirisena instructed to continue the welfare
programmes aimed at the victims as well as the rescue missions by the
Tri forces systematically.
President Sirisena said that providing aid and
assistance are operated in two stages and the government has the
responsibility to assist during the period of disaster and also the
welfare that should be provided after the disaster.
President Sirisena instructed to conduct a special
program for the retired government officers as well as the junior
government officers in order to provide assistance and not to make the
circulars a barrier and to implement the decisions taken in accordance
with the needs of the people.
The people residing around the area informed the
President about the damage caused to the livelihoods due to heavy rains
while the President agreed to consider their request to give assistance
for them to obtain loan facilities.The President also instructed the
relevant parties to give a report to him providing necessary information
regarding the matter.
The President who appreciated the duty done by the
security forces and government officials. He also expressed his
grievance on the missing police officer during the operation and
instructed the relevant parties to take immediate steps regarding the
welfare of the officer's family.
President Sirisena also observed the Madagoda bridge
which was collapsed due to heavy floods.
The President who met the people around the area
discussed their matters and instructed to take immediate steps to build
Later, visiting Sri Pushpadana Viharaya the President
looked into the matters of those people sheltered at the temple.
Around 250 people of 40 families are temporarily kept
at the temple and the President discussed their matters and engaged in a
Courtesy : president.gov.lk