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Prime Minister directs swift compensation payment

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued directives to the relevant officials to immediately start paying compensation to families whose houses and properties were damaged due to inclement weather conditions in the country from December 4.

The assessment reports of damaged houses and properties in the Southern coastal belt, Western and Uva Provinces prepared by the respective Divisional Secretaries are to be submitted to the Prime Minister’s office, Disaster Management Ministry and the Home Affairs Ministry by December 4.

The officials have been directed to start payment of compensation from Monday based on the data collected by the respective Divisional Secretariat Divisions.

The Finance Ministry has allocated funds for relief operations to be conducted in the disaster hit areas to the respective District Secretaries on the directive of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Prime Minister has also ordered officials to complete the assessment of damaged houses and properties without delay.