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Friday, 21 December 2012 - 13:07
27 deaths reported due to disasters; 15,000 placed in camps Distribution of relief aid erratic - concedes subject minister
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Those deceased due to the inclement weather being experienced at present has increased to 27.

According to the Centre for Disaster Management 328,917 individuals have been placed under duress, while 15,589 individuals out of this group have been settled at 174 shelters.

Deputy Director of the Centre for Disaster Management Pradeep Kodippili expressing his views to our news team noted that flood waters are gradually subsiding in areas which were inundated.

Moreover those inconvenienced by the inclement weather charge that highly anticipated aid has not reached them.

These complains are being predominantly being levelled against by area residents of Raththota & Arachchikattuwa.

When inquired by Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera in this regard he acknowledged that he himself had received several complaints of similar nature.

Hence minister Amaraweera noted that it had been decided to employ the services of Grama Seva officers & ancillary government servants in the distribution of aid.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Health cautions the public to take precautionary measures to insulate themselves from communicable disease.

Secretary to the Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilleke expressing his views to our news team noted that there was a risk of the dengue virus resurging, concurrent to the adverse weather.

Duty meteorologist of the Department of Meteorology Channa Rodrigo predicted more showers for the Eastern, Uwa and North Central provinces, as well as for the Kurunegala & Hambanthota Districts.

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