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* Prime Minister directs swift compensation payment to people affected by weather
Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 07:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued directives to the relevant officials to immediately start paying compensation from 4th December to families whose houses and properties were damaged due to inclement weather conditions in the country.

The assessment reports of damaged houses and properties in the Southern coastal belt, Western and Uva Provinces prepared by the respective Divisional Secretaries are to be submitted to the Prime Ministerís office, Disaster Management Ministry and the Home Affairs Ministry by 4th December.

The officials have been directed to start payment of compensation from Monday based on the data collected by the respective Divisional Secretariat Divisions.

The Finance Ministry has allocated funds for relief operations to be conducted in the disaster hit areas to the respective District Secretaries on the directive of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Prime Minister has also ordered officials to complete the assessment of damaged houses and properties without delay.

 

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