His excellency the president Maithripala Sirisena has decided to implement an initiative with the joint contribution of the National Housing Development Authority and the three forces to assist the people stricken by the recent floods. Thus, under the instructions of the Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa , this programme has already been launched in the flood-affected districts.
The Government Agents and Divisional Secretaries of the relevant flood-stricken districts and the representatives of the National Housing Development Authority have already commenced inspections on the damage caused to the housings and property in the respective districts.
Following the guidance of the Hon. Minister, a special staff including coordinating officers has been appointed to each flood-affected district. They are engaged in the mission to distribute aids to the affected people.
The aids programme for the flood-affected people in Hambantota district has been directed by the Hon. Sajith Premadasa whilst that of for the people in Galle , Matara, Ratnapura and Kalutara districts has been directed by the Deputy Minister, Hon. Indika Bandaranayake. Madam Hema Premadasa also graced these events.