Apr 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has set aside Rs. 7 billion to provide drought relief for 200,000 farmer families, Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa has disclosed.
Addressing a ceremony in Weeraketiya, Minister Premadasa claimed that the present government has paid the highest compensation payment in the history for the people affected by the severe drought.
The ceremony was organized in connection with the laying of foundation stone to build a new bridge at Meegasaara in Weeraketiya at the cost of Rs. 3.9 million. This project will be implemented under the rural bridge construction project.