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Death toll due to adverse weather rises to 113

Report on Meethotamulla in one month


2017-04-20

President Maithripala Sirisena says a committee will be appointed under the supervision of a retired Judge to look into the recent tragedy in Meethotamulla.

The Head of State addressing a meeting with the heads of media organisations said a report has been called within a month.

The President noted the purpose of the appointment of the committee and the compilation of the report was to ensure such incidents do not arise in future.