Lands are to be provided for families affected by earthslips in the Badulla district to build new houses.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said a programme has already been launched to provide lands for the construction of new houses to families whose houses were destroyed by landslides. The Minister was speaking during a tour to inspect villages such as Alugolla, Pahalagama, Badulusirigama, Alagomuwa and Rambukkpotha in the surroundings of the Badulla city. He inquired into the condition of those impacted by landslides last afternoon. The Minister requested families to immediately evacuate from insecure areas. He revealed that initial discussions were already in place to provide new land for these families.