The report of the 3 person panel appointed to investigate the inclement weather that affected the country was presented to the president today.
The committee which comprised of former director general of the Met department A. W. Mohottala, Former High Court judges C. Rajapkase and A. Dissanayaka had handed over the report to the president.
The report states that testimonies were recorded from 30 individuals and firms.
The committee has also recorded testimonies from the Director General of the Met Department H. S. Kariyawasam, secretary of the fisheries ministry, Sri Lanka Telecom, media institutions and fishermen’s trade unions.
In addition testimonies were recorded from the district officers of the centre for disaster management prior to the report being compiled.
The Presidential Media Unit stated that the report also included several recommendations to minimize damage during disaster situations.
Our news team inquired from the minister of disaster management Mahinda Amaraweera regarding this.
In response the minister stated that he did not have any knowledge of the recommendations included in the report.