Families evacuated from meethotamulla disaster prone area ,receive 50 thousand rupees monthly allowance

Friday, 21 April 2017 - 13:00


The government has decided to pay families who were required to evacuate from the danger prone area in meethotamulla,a monthly allowance of  50 thousand rupees over a three month period.

 Minister of  Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa stated this during a media conference held in Colombo following a discussion with the President.

 The minister said that several officials from the ministries of Defence, Disaster Management and Health participated in the meeting during which time several other decisions had been made.

 It was decided that housing loans obtained by residents of Dahampura and Pansalwatta in Meethotamulla be written off .

 It was also decided that report be submitted regarding the allegations that substandard coffins had been used to bury the victims of Meethotamulla tragedy.

Meanwhile, the team of expetrts from Japan carried out the inspection of  the affected area at the Meethotamulla garbage mount this morning.

The Director of the Earth slip Study Unit from the National Building Research Institute , R.M.S. Bandara told our news team that the initial report by the team from Japan will be submitted in the very near future.

The Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Senevirathna said that several discussions will be held today, to decide if the search operations are to be continued or not.

He also said that priority has been given for search operations using machinery.

Meanwhile, the People’s Movement against Meethotamulla Garbage Mount have demanded that compensation of  5 million rupees be awarded to  each of the victims’ families .


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