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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 15:41
PRESIDENT INSTRUCTS TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF TO THOSE AFFECTED BY ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the people affected by the adverse weather conditions.

The Minister of Disaster Management, Defense Secretary and officials of other relevant authorities were summoned by the President to the Presidential Secretariat this morning to discuss this matter.

The President has further advised to seek the assistance of the Tri-Forces for relief work and not to be hindered by budgetary issues when providing relief to affected people.

The rain is expected to continue for the next two months and the President has pointed out the importance of planning systematically to face the situation.

Meanwhile, Governor of the Southern Province Hemal Gunasekara has instructed the Provincial Secretary to provide Rs. One million to every Divisional Secretariat in the Southern Province that is affected by the inclement weather. 

Accordingly, the relevant funds are due to be handed over to the District Secretaries within the next few days by the Provincial Financial Secretary.
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