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Friday, 02 October 2015 - 9:04
Speedy relief to the displaced – Premier
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the relevant officials to implement a programme of providing speedy relief to persons displaced by floods and landslides.

While seven deaths due to landslides at ‘Lilly’s Land’ Estate in Vedamulla in the Nuwara-Eliya district was reported, 19 families were displaced.

The Prime Minister’s office said that the Government had released Rs4 million for the displaced persons to construct temporary residences.

Steps have also been taken to relocate 19 families residing in disaster-prone sites. 

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