The Disaster Management Centre says that the relief programme to provide assistance for the disaster affected people is continuing.

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The Disaster Management Centre says the programme to provide relief to the people affected by natural disasters is continuing. Deputy Director of the Centre Pradeep Kodippili said that necessary financial allocations have been sent to the district secretaries. 5,904 persons belonging to 1,609 families have been affected by the inclement weather. He said that 242 families have been temporarily located at 14 centres. Three houses have been completely damaged and 169 houses have been partially damaged. The process to pay compensation for the houses has commences with the assistance with the Insurance Trust Fund.

Sluice gates of Wanneri-kulam tank of the Kilinochchi District have been opened. Sluice gates of Rajanganaya, Udawalawa, Ulhitiya, Aangamuwa, Thabbowa, Deduru Oya, Naachchaduwa and Inginimitiya reservoirs have also been opened. Roads in Badulla, Passara, Nuwara Eliya and Welimada have been blocked due to the collapsing of earth mounds. The landslide warning issued to Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla District is continuing. Mr. Kodippili said that disaster situation can be informed over the telephone number 117.

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