Dec 02, Colombo: The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) today (02) held a meeting chaired by the Minister of Public Administration Home Affairs Provincial Councils & Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon and State Minister of Public Administration and Internal Affairs Mahinda Samarasinghe to review the relief measures in the face of the disaster situation currently affecting the country.
During the meeting the officials were advised to plan an accelerated program to minimize disaster risks due to the currently active Northeast Monsoons and provide relief to the affected people.
The officials were instructed to prepare a program to coordinate all stakeholders and organizations involved in the disaster management process to plan the relief program.
Instructions were also given to coordinate with the District Secretaries of the 11 districts affected by the inclement weather and Divisional Secretariats of 35 Divisional Secretariats along with other officials to provide immediate relief to the affected people.
The Deputy Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili said necessary financial allocations to provide relief have been sent to the district secretaries.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Center and the Department of Examinations have jointly implemented a special program to prevent disruption caused by disasters during the GCE Ordinary Level examination which is being held from today until 12th December.
In case of any disaster or failure to appear for the examination, candidates are requested to call the Disaster Management Center on 117 or Director of Emergency Operations (0773 957 903) or Deputy Director (0773 3207 898) or Disaster Management Center on 0772 320 530. Notify
The public is requested to call the National Emergency Operations Unit 0702 117117, 0113 668 032, 0113 668 028, 0113 668 0289, 0113 668 030 operated during the Ordinary Level examination.
According to the latest situation report of the DMC issued at 6 pm today, 14,164 people of 4153 families in 14 districts have been affected by the inclement weather.