President orders compensation for families affected by adverse weather

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 02:25 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed officials to provide immediate relief to those affected by the recent inclement weather and to continue these efforts until the situation improves.

According to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), eight deaths have been reported countrywide as of Monday, where seven people died in accidents caused by strong winds and one person died in a boat capsizing.

The President has also directed that compensation be provided to the families of the deceased.

The DMC will provide Rs. 250,000 for each victim, with an advance payment of Rs. 25,000 already arranged.

As of Monday, a total of 42,640 people belonging to 11,326 families have been affected by the inclement weather. 

The President instructed the Disaster Management Centre to ensure all necessary facilities are provided, with special attention to health and hygiene.