A discussion on providing alternative lands to the victims of floods and landslides was held on 26th June at the Presidential Secretariat.
The details on the land requirements and the identified alternative lands in the districts of Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Colombo and Gampaha were presented to the President by the District Secretaries at the meeting.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has planned to commence a program to rehabilitate schools and pre schools in floods and landslide affected areas in Several Districts.
The program to be commenced with the financial assistance of the Government of Norway with the coordination of Ministries of Education and Provincial Councils and Local Government will be implemented in Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle, and Matara Districts.
In view of responding to natural disasters, Sri Lanka Navy established its first Disaster Response Unit at SLNS Gemunu in Welisara yesterday (25th Sunday, June 2017) states navy media. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne graced the occasion as the chief guest.
The Disaster Response Unit is equipped with mobile kitchens, cooking utensils, tents, water pumps, mobile toilets, high pressure water guns, fiberglass dinghies and outboard motors.
Disaster Response Unit is expected to respond to natural disasters in the Western and Southern Provinces.
With a view to assist the recent flood and landslide affected communities; two medical camps were conducted by the Sri Lanka Air Force medical teams at Ayagama (Madagalthura Shailauththarama Temple and Sri Mahindarama temple at Ayagama tea estate) on Tuesday (20th June 2017), states air force media.
Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.
The goods were handed over to Prof. Dammika Ganganath Disanayake, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan on 19th June at the House of Representative Building in Tokyo with the participation of Wataru Takeshita, President, Mme. Yuko Obuchi, Secretary General Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League and Kazuya Nashida, Director General, Asian Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.