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No State Of Emergency For Flood Victims

Jan 21, 2011 10:07:18 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe asked the government as to why a state of emergency was not declared to help the thousands of flood victims.

Wickremesinghe told parliament today (21) that the recent floods had affected five percent of the country’s population.

He noted that the government did not have a provide relief to the affected persons according to a proper plan.

Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera however responded to Wickremesinghe’s query stating the relief efforts were being carried out in an efficient manner.