President Rajapaksa took the initiative of visiting the areas battered by the disaster caused by torrential rain which had been experienced for several days.
The President inquired into the welfare of families affected by the disaster undertaking a sudden inspection tour. Several Parliamentarians also joined the President in this visit. The President arrived at the Welfare Centre at the Galamuna Vidyalaya in Polonnaruwa. He inquired into their welfare activities. The President made an appeal for everyone to join hands in granting relief to the civilians impacted by the disaster without taking into consideration any differences.
The President said that as a Government, it was fulfilling all its responsibilities. Without marginalizing the affected, the entire country should focus attention on them. He gave instructions to the Essential Services Commissioner and all Ministerial Secretaries yesterday to initiate quick action to provide all facilities including health and food to the families hindered by floods and landslides.