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Sri Lanka: Disaster relief allocation increased to Rs. 14.3 million

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The Government has increased the allocation reserved for providing relief services to the victims of floods and landslides to Rs. 14.3 million, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief Services announced.

The large portion of the allocation will be spent for the Gampaha District which has been severely hit in the recent floods and landslides. As an immediate relief measure the displaced persons will be provided with dry rations and other essential items.

Meanwhile, Minister Risath Bathiyutheen said that the Disaster Relief Services Centre is kept open 24 hours of the day in order to respond immediately and provide relief services to those who are in need.