Minister of Internal and Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena says all measures have been taken to grant relief services for the people affected by the inclement weather and floods in several areas in the country including the Northern Province. Over 91,000 people have been affected by the floods. District and divisional secretariats are ready to distribute relief with immediate effect. The hotline 1902 is available for the people to inform their grievances. Cooked meals, medicine and drinking water are being provided to the victims at present. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the officials to look into the needs of the affected people without delay.
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- The Prime Minister will tour Kilinochchi today, to look into relief activities.