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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 20:08
Provide Details To Grama Seva Officers To Obtain Compensation For Damaged Houses And Properties
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62 thousand 244 residents displaced by the landslides and floods are still staying in 244 makeshift camps.

Deputy Director of the disaster management Centre Pradeep Kodipllai stated that the death toll now stands at 101 and more than another 100 persons are still missing.

The government requests the disaster victims to provide their details to relevant grama seva officers to obtain compensation for damaged and destroyed houses and property.

Meanwhile Disaster management Center Director Commodore A.A.P. Liyanage said 4500 houses have been damaged or destroyed by the disaster.

Meanwhile, the Government has decided to grant leave for public servants who were hit by the disaster and failed to report for duty.

Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara announced this decision during a media conference held in Colombo.

In addition, disaster affected government servant will be granted a soft loan equaled to the amount of three months’ salary.

At the same time, Legal Aid Commission and Sri Lanka Bar Association are planning to provide legal aid to the victims of those who lost their valuable documents such as national identity cards, passports, birth certificates and land deeds.

People who need such assistance could contact the officials on 0719 994 618.

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