Provide more relief to people affected by drought; instructions from the President.-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Finance Ministry Secretary Doctor P.B. Jayasundara to distribute additional financial relief and dry rations to the people affected by the drought.
President has stated to provide necessary relief to the residents of areas affected by the drought including Hambantota and Moneragala.
He reiterated the importance of protecting wild animals in the Yala and Udawalawa national parks.
The government and private sectors should act together and implement a systematic program to supply water for the animals
President has advised the Ministry of Wildlife to supply water for the animals by filling reservoirs and small tanks near forests using bowsers.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has also instructed to find if there’s a way to purify sea water and provide water for animals.