President calls for prompt disaster relief

2019-12-02 at 13:05

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed all Government officials to take immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of the people during disaster situations such as floods and landslides resulting from the prevailing adverse weather conditions in many districts of the country.

The President’s Media Division said Ministry officials, District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been issued directives through a circular to coordinate with the Ministry of Defence and the Disaster Management Centre to be prepared for rapid response in the event of floods, landslides and rock falls occurring due to heavy rainfall, and to take immediate disaster mitigation and public welfare measures.

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