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Govt.: Over Rs. 130Mn Spent On Flood Relief

Jan 13, 2011 7:45:18 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The government has today (13) said Rs. 138 million has been spent to provide relief to the persons affected by heavy rains and floods.

Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told a meeting in Ampara this morning that the government was doing everything possible to provide relief to the persons affected by floods.

He has added that the current situation in the country is second only to the tsunami devastation faced by the country in 2004.

Amaraweera has observed that Rs. 20,000 will be provided to farmers whose farmland have been destroyed by floods.

Even though this is a huge problem for the country, our objective is to provide relief for the affected. Assess the damage that has been caused to farmlands and provide it to us. We will provide financial donation up to Rs. 20,000,” he has said.

Amaraweera has added, “This was not implemented before. I think the loss caused by this inclement weather is second only to that of the tsunami.”