Assessment of damage to property in Meethotamulla begins today

Monday, 17 April 2017 - 8:33


Ministry of Home Affairs says that the assessment of property damage in the Meethotamulla garbage dump tragedy will begin today.

Issuing a communiqué, the Ministry pointed out that this assessment would be carried out by deploying staff from the Colombo District Secretariat and the Kolonnawa Divisional Secretariat.

The identification of residents living in dangerous zones and having them relocated to safe locations is also scheduled to begin today.

The communiqué also states that the Colombo District and the Kolonnawa Divisional Secretariats have been given necessary instructions.

Meanwhile President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday instructed officials to submit a report on the property damage, within five days.

Instructions were given at the relief provision discussion held at the Disaster Management Centre.

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