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* Government to restore schools damaged by the floods better than before
Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 09:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says all the schools damaged by the adverse weather will be restored to a higher standard than it was before.

The Prime Minister made these remarks at a meeting held this morning in Dehigaspe Dudley Senanayake School in Pitabeddera which was submerged in the recent floods during an observation visit to the flood and landslide hit areas today.

The Premier assured the school officials that the government will be restore the infrastructure in the weather hit areas promptly. He instructed the officials to provide computers and other school equipment to the damaged schools without delay.

Prime minister also met the people in the Morawaka town and pledged the government's support to restart their businesses. He also met the public officials of the area at the Kotapola Divisional Secretariat.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the people in the island including north and east who came forward disregarding religious and ethnic differences to help the relief activities. On behalf of the government The Premier also thanked the government officials, police and military forces who were committed to rescue missions and to provide relief to the affected families putting their lives in danger during the disaster.

 


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