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The government accept the responsibility of 75 orphan children who lost their parents at the Koslanda Tragedy. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 October 2014 06:49

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government will accept the responsibility of 75 orphan children who lost their parents at the Koslanda Tragedy. The President stresses that it is the bounded duty of the officials to evacuate people from natural disaster prawn areas and resettle them in suitable places. The President expresses the nations regret for the surviving members of the affected families.

 
The SLFP Sub committee will forward today its recommendation on the proposals made by Jathika Hela Urumaya. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 October 2014 06:48

The SLFP Sub committee will forward today its recommendation on the proposals made by Jathika Hela Urumaya. Jathika Hela Urumaya has presented 35 proposals with seven major proposals to the SLFP. General Secretary of the SLFP Maithreepala Sirisena said the party considered the proposals and they will continue the dialogue between the two parties.

 
******* Indian Prime Minister and President of the Maldives expressed deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in Sri Lanka. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:02
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Modi wished the injured a speedy recovery. The rescue work resumed earlier this morning at the landslide disaster site in Koslanda region of Badulla district in Sri Lanka. 
 
Meanwhile, President of the Maldives Abdullah Yameen has telephoned President Mahinda Rajapaksa today and extended his condolence. 
 
 
Sri Lanka Freedom Party has extended condolence over the disaster took place in Haldummulla in the Badulla district. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:38
 
Sri Lanka Freedom Party has extended condolence over the disaster took place in Haldummulla in the Badulla district. Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo General Secretary of the Party Minister Maithreepala Sirisena stated that the party and the government is committed to ensure the relief for the victims. Meanwhile, he further said that the more than 180 million rupees has been allocated by the budget to improve the country's health sector. The budget also has special provisions to strengthen country's physical and human resources. Before year 2009, the budget was basically focused on defeating terrorism. After the end of terrorism in the country the budget proposals are focused on development activities. The Minister also highlighted that the UPFA and the SLFP are ready to face a nation wide election. The Minister also noted that the concept of common candidate of the opposition is just an unrealistic statement. Present government is getting stronger day by day. The government is also capable of encountering any challenge posed at local or international level. 
 
President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructs the Navy to assist in stopping illegal fishermen into the Sri Lankan sea. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:02
 
President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructs the Navy to assist in stopping illegal fishermen into the Sri Lankan sea. He has also asked them to curb using illegal equipment for the fishing. The President has given those instructions to the Navy at a meeting held at Temple Trees today. The representatives of the organizations of fisheries communities met the President at the meeting.
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Speedy measures taken to ensure relief for the victims. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:00
 
 
The government says speedy measures have been taken to ensure relief for the victims. The people who were displaced by the earthslip are accommodated at two camps. Police say the damage is not that severe as predicted earlier. According to Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana, only three bodies have been found so far. The security forces are engaged rescue operations. Police has banned entering people to the site due to the bad weather and risky situation. The funds have been disbursed to ensure relief for the victims under the directives of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 
 
 
The USA and India are to provide relief for the victims in Haldummulla. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:38
The USA and India are to provide relief for the victims in Haldummulla. The United States Embassy in Colombo in a message on twitter said the United States’ sympathy to those killed and affected by the landslide in Haldummulla last morning. It also commended the Sri Lankan government and the armed forces for its rapid response to provide relief and to conduct search and rescue operations. The US also said it is ready to help with relief efforts at any given time. India had also offered assistance to hundreds of people affected by the landslide at Meeriyabedda in Haldummulla. Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj spoke to the External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris and offered the assistance to deal with the landslide disaster which took place yesterday. 
 
 
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