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* Opposition Leader urges government to ensure no future catastrophes of landfill collapse
Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 09:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader and leader of the main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance MP R. Sampanthan today urged the government to restore the lives of the people affected by the New Year Day collapse of the garbage dump in Meethotamulla and ensure that such catastrophes will not happen in the future.

"This incident has shattered the lives of hundreds of families in the area. I urge the government, to continue to take all steps necessary to restore the lives of the affected people and ensure that such a catastrophe does not recur in the future," MP Sampanthan said in a statement.

Extending his deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident that occurred at Meethotamulla on 14 April, the Opposition Leader appreciated the efforts of all involved in the rescue and relief operations.

"At this time of tragedy, I wish to place my sincere appreciation to all those involved in various ways to provide help to those affected."

"Moreover, my prayers are also with those who were injured in the incident. I wish them a speedy recovery."

"Finally, I would like to appeal to all people to express their solidarity with our brothers and sisters who have been affected in this unfortunate disaster," MP Sampanthan said in his message.

 


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