Instructions given to assist families affected by adverse weather

Government officials have been instructed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of the people during disaster situations such as floods and landslides resulting from the prevailing adverse weather conditions in many districts of the country, the Presidential Secretariat said today.

The Presidential Secretariat said that Ministry officials, District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been provided with circular instructions to coordinate with the Ministry of Defence and the Disaster Management Centre to be prepared for rapid response in the event of floods, landslides, rock falls etc occurring due to heavy rainfall, and to take immediate disaster mitigation and public welfare measures.

The monitoring and coordination of these measures will take place under the supervision of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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