Recent floods and landslides cost Sri Lanka Rs. 109 billion

The recent floods and landslides cost Sri Lanka Rs 109 billion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe said today.

Speaking at a public event in Matara today, the Prime Minister said that part of the money to assist the devastated areas and affected families has been taken from the budget for this year.

As a result, the Prime Minister says the Government has been forced to reduce expenses in some sectors from the budget allocations. (Colombo Gazette)

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