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Prime Minister orders emergency financial assistance

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday instructed the Disaster Management Ministry and the Insurance Trust Fund to start paying emergency financial assistance of Rs.10,000 to each family affected by the adverse weather situation in the country. The Prime Minister has also issued directives to the respective district secretaries to immediately begin assessment of properties damaged by the diaster.

A meeting was to be held with all party leaders at the parliamentary complex yesterday evening to assess the current disastrous situation.