Govt. acquires Rs.10 billion through insurance scheme to help flood, landslide affected
Owners whose properties completely or partially damaged due to floods, landslides should inform and register with relevant Grama Niladhari officers, the Government Information Department announced today. The Government has already acquired Rs. 10 billion through an insurance scheme in order to allocate funds in this regard, a statement issued by the department added. Accordingly, measures will be taken to provide Rs.100,000 and up to Rs. 2.5 million for flood and landslide victims whose properties were completely or partially damaged. Floods subsided across Sri Lanka revealing the full extent of damage from last week’s deluge that also triggered landslides, officials said, as the death toll crossed 100. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 101 people were known to have died last week while another 100 people were still listed as missing in the worst hit central district of Kegalle. Military officials in the district, 100km (60 miles) northeast of the capital, said a search was still under way for the missing people although there was little hope of finding anyone alive under the tonnes of mud.