PM tells Local Govts to assist affected areas

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Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in his capacity as the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, has instructed his Ministry Secretary to take prompt action to help those affected by the adverse weather conditions throughout the country.

As a result the Ministry Secretary Priyantha Mayadunne has informed all District Secretaries to provide swift assistance to communities affected.

He also advised the local government bodies to manage the disaster situation in areas where people have been seriously affected by the torrential rains that have been battering the island for the past few days.