Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government allocates Rs. 200 million to reconstruct property damaged in communal clashes
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 09:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government under the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's instructions has allocated Rs. 200 million to reconstruct the properties and businesses that were damaged during the communal clashes in the two southern coastal towns of Aluthgama and Beruwala.

Minister of Resettlement Gunarathna Weerakoon speaking to the national radio said speedy measures are being taken to reconstruct the damaged property in the two towns and the government has set aside Rs. 200 million for this purpose.

Out of the allocated funds Rs. 150 million will be been handed over to the Army as the Army is entrusted with the rebuilding. The remaining Rs. 50 million rupees will be given to the Kalutara District Secretary.

President Rajapaksa who visited the tensed area on June 18 soon after his return from Bolivia directed Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake to take proper stock of all property damage as soon as possible and launch a mechanism to get all those repairs done at state expense, using the skills of tri-service personnel.

Commander of the Western Security forces Major General Ubhaya Medawela said at a media briefing at the Kalutara District secretariat today that the reconstruction will be commenced tomorrow.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian Naval Ship Kirch arrives in Sri Lanka with relief assistance for people displaced by floods
-- [57 minutes ago]
Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 100, another 99 missing
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Air Force Airman fell off from helicopter during flood rescue operations dies
-- [2 hours ago]
Indian PM condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides
-- [3 hours ago]
India dispatches three Navy ships to assist Sri Lanka disaster relief operations
-- [3 hours ago]
Orientation program for Jaffna Sunday schoolteachers on national integration, reconciliation
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's John Keells profit before tax increases 19% to Rs.22.89 billion for 2016/17
Sri Lanka PM instructs tri forces and police to provide relief to flood affected people
Sri Lanka seeks UN assistance to handle the worsening flood situation
Minister says sluice gates of hydropower reservoirs will not be opened

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.