President declares disaster affected areas as high security zones

MaithripalaPresident Maithripala Sirisena has declared all disaster affected areas as high security zones.

Accordingly people displaced by the landslides and serious flooding will not be allowed to resettle in the high security zones.


  1. Thanks Excellency the President for making this ORDER.
    We have been calling for this without your ministers and the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa blaming the poor people/voters to the flood disaster also as a result of land fillings done under the pretext of Land reclamation. Now Your Excellency, immediate legislation has to brought to put in place stringent laws/regulation to manage this situation in a very technical and professional way, NOT political way. The other thing Your Excellency is to appoint a high powered inquiry into the REASONS why the Meteorological Department and the Disaster Management Center FAILED to give advance WARNING of the floods that may have approached in the low lying areas in the Kelani Valley and other river deltas. The Government officials who had failed in their duties and had been lethargic should be PUNISHED severely for these failures, who ever they may be, what ever party affiliation they belong to.
    Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice.


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