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Senior Ministers mediate in relief operations

Jan 14, 2011 10:42:42 AM - itnnews.lk

Senior Ministers have joined relief operations targeting those who are affected by floods.

The Disaster Management Ministry and the Armed Forces are making a vital contribution to the programme. Philanthropists can also support this effort. Senior Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake said that donations can be handed over to the Senior Ministry Office located at number 356B, Galle Road, Colombo. It is opened round the clock to receive donations. Philanthropists have been called upon to provide infant milk food, children’s garments, bottled water and dry rations including rice, flour, noodles and potatoes. An immediate programme has been prepared for the streamlined distribution of the donations through the District Secretaries. These details were given at a media briefing today. Ministers Prof. Tissa Witharana, Athauda Seneviratne and S.B. Navinna were also present at the news conference.