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People’s representatives visit flood affected areas

Feb 6, 2011 11:20:05 AM - itnnews.lk

People’s representatives have visited the flood affected areas to provide relief.

Nearly one million people throughout the country are affected due to floods. A group of Ministers led by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa flew to the area and visited the welfare camps of the flood hit people in Wahalkada and Welioya. The Ministers took measures to provide urgent relief to them.

A programme to distribute dry rations amongst the flood affected people in the Polonnaruwa District was held under the patronage of Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. Minister Maitripala Sirisena, Deputy Minister Siripala Gamlath, and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa also participated.

More than 200,000 people belonging to 85,000 families are displaced in the Anuradhapura District. A special discussion was held under the patronage of the chief incumbent of the Atamastana Ven. Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera to organize relief for the displaced. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Chief Minister of the North-central Province Berty Premalal Dissanayake, Deputy Minister Earl Gunasekara, and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa also participated in the discussion.

Speedy relief is being provided to the flood affected people in the East. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Deputy Minister M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and IGP Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya Visited the Kantalai area. Aid was also distributed amongst the people.

Meanwhile the District secretary of Trincomalee T.T. R. de Silva said that 9.4 million rupees is spent daily to provide relief to the flood affected people in Trincomalee District.

He said that the flood affected have been provided shelter in 161 camps. The government is providing food to

297,000 people. He said that the Divisional Sectaries are being assisted by the security forces and the Police.