Friday, 31 October 2014 - 13:01
Government to provide new houses and other facilities to disaster hit families.
Badulla District Coordinator of Disaster Management Center A.L. Udayakumara stated 1 413 persons of 410 families affected in the Meeriyabedda landslide will further be sheltered in Ganesha Tamil Vidyalaya and Punagala Tamil Vidyalaya.
In addition, another 350 members of 76 families living in landslide prone areas of Ella, Bandarawela and Haputale have been evacuated.
Badulla District Coordinator Udayakumara further told our news team that basic relief goods have been provided to the displaced families sheltered in these makeshift camps.
When our news team enquired about the facilities to be provided to the affected, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the government would construct houses for the affected families and they will be provided other amenities as well.
The Minister also said the government would take the responsibility to look after the children who lost their parents or close relatives in the disaster.
Meanwhile several countries have come forward to help the landslide-hit people of Meeriyabedda.
New ambassadors of Switzerland, Poland, Belgium and Cuba as well as the new high commissioner of Bangladesh have extended their condolences on the tragedy while presenting their credentials to the President.