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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 7:40
Relocation of disaster-affected persons only in suitable locations- Prez
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President Maithripala Sirisena declared all flood and landslide affected areas as High Security Zones and instructed officials of the newly established special Environmental Relief Task Force to mark those areas accordingly.

He also instructed to prohibit land reclamation in Colombo district with immediate effect and ordered the officials to be on the lookout for encroachment of land in the Colombo area.

The President set up a special Environmental Relief Task Force to restore suitable living conditions for the affected people and the environment damaged by the recent landslides and floods.

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