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Frequent Natural Disasters and Prone Areas

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Disaster Management Center   Department of Meteorology
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Disaster management is on 24 hour vigil

Addressing a media conference held at the ministry of Disaster management today(1st Nov 2012), the Minister of Disaster Management, Mahinda Amaraweera stated that necessary instructions have been given to the District Secretaries to provide relief and facilities to the people affected by the prevailing inclement weather condition.

Financial allocation and emergency equipment have been supplied to the affected  districts  and Disaster Management Centre and security forces are being kept on alert 24 hours of the day to inform any disaster situation that can occur in the future and rescue people who can be affected, the minister said.

The President ordered officials to take any necessary decision to rescue people who are in danger and ordered to provide food and essential goods for those affected by the torrential rains throughout the country, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

The minister said that the Disaster management Centre is made aware of a disaster situation by the Grama Niladari, police, Divisional Secretary or District Secretary of the division and requested the general public to be vigilant about any such incidents and inform the government officials. Further he said the disaster Management centre hotline no 0112670002 is kept on activate during 24 hours of the day to receive any information.

Furthermore, the minister mentioned the number of deaths reported were minimum compared to the previous occasions and stated that it has been due to the awareness and training programmes conducted by the disaster management officials in village level.

Media Unit

Ministry of Disaster Management



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