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Prez orders relief for those affected by disaster situations

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed Government officials to take immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of the people during disaster situations resulting form adverse weather conditions, The Presidents Media Division(PMD) said.

Ministry officials, District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been provided with circular instructions to coordinate with the Ministry of Defence and the Disaster Management Centre to be prepared for rapid response in the event of floods, landslides, rock falls etc occurring due to heavy rainfall, and to take immediate disaster mitigation and public welfare measures.

The monitoring and coordination of these measures will take place under the supervision of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.