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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 19:46
President and Opposition Leader extend sympathies to the disaster victims.-Video #‎KoslandaLandslide‬
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed his sympathy to the disaster victims of the landslide that occurred today morning at Meeriyabedda village in Haldummulla.

In a notice issued by the President Media Unit, the President has directed the relevant authorities to take prompt actions to rescue the affected people.

Minister Arumugam Thondaman was flown to the disaster hit area on the instruction of the President in order to look into the needs of the affected.

At the same time, the President has instructed Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to take maximum efforts to provide relief to the disaster hit people in Meeriyabedda.

Meanwhile Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe also expressed his sympathy to the disaster hit people in Meeriyabedda.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, the Opposition Leader said that everybody should rally together to rescue the landslide victims irrespective of any differences.

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