Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe has been put in charge of the search and rescue operations at Meethotamulla.
Senior DIG N. Munasinghe is in charge of public order in the area.
Dr. Harsha de Silva said that efforts are also underway to urgently relocate residents under threat in the area.
“Government will undertake all funeral expenses as first step. Experts on the job to urgently relocate residents under threat,” the Deputy Minister said in a tweet. (Colombo Gazette)