The government has appointed a ministerial committee to handle the claims made by victims of the most recent floods.
The five-member committee comprises Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Athauda Seneviratne, Keheliya Rambukwella and A.H.M. Fowzie.
Disaster Management Minister A.H.M Fowzie has proposed the setting up of the committee and he has told the media that the committee would commence functioning once it receives claims from the people.
Meanwhile, Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre, Pradeep Kodipilli has said that 272,000 people were affected by the floods and among them 20,554 people were displaced and live in 22 welfare centers.