Cost+of+recent+floods+%26+landslides+estimated+at+Rs.+109bn+-+PM
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 16:14
Cost of recent floods & landslides estimated at Rs. 109bn - PM
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the estimated value of the destruction caused by recent floods and landslides was 109 billion rupees.

He said already the government has allocated 60 billion rupees from the 2017 budgetary allocations.

The government has advised relevant stakeholders to restrict capital expenses in order to save funds.

The prime minister said this speaking at a meeting in Matara today (18).

It was held to review the progress of recovery and welfare programmes implemented to help the people affected by floods and landslides.

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