Minister instructs to expedite relief for flood affected in Gampaha | Daily News

Minister instructs to expedite relief for flood affected in Gampaha

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday instructed officials to expedite flood mitigation measures to restore the normal livelihoods of the flood affected in the Gampaha District.

He advised the officials to give priority to mitigate floods especially in residential areas and expedite the relief efforts.

The Minister said that taking steps to remove obstacles that block estuaries, lakes, rivers and dams is very important.

The people in 422 Grama Niladhari.Divisions in Gampaha have been affected due to floods so far. Instructions have been given to provide relief for them.

Around 39,742 families have been affected. Two persons had died and one person was injured. The Government has allocated Rs.9,020,000 to provide relief for the flood affected in Gampaha, the Minister said.