Archives for May 29, 2017
The JVP has decided to take measures to provide relief to the people affected due to the adverse weather from the salary fund of the JVP people’s representatives states the media unit of the JVP.
Already, the ‘Red Star’ Relief Service Brigade of the JVP is mediating in the task of bringing to normalcy the districts affected by the floods and earth-slips.
The exercise has been launched to provide relief to victims from floods and earth-slips in Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Rathnapura districts. The JVP has appealed to the public to donate goods to be distributed to the affected and hand them over at ‘Red Star’ centers set up in relevant districts.
The JVP also requests the public not to be duped by false news published in Social Networking Sites stating JVP collects money as donations for the affected. The party states the JVP does not collect money from the public for relief work
The number of deaths caused by floods and earth slips in the island has risen to 164 states Disaster Management Center (DMC). 104 people are still missing and 88 have been injured.
412 houses have been completely damaged while 4266 houses have been partly damaged. 471,542 people belonging to 128,586 families have been misplaced states DMC and adds that 75,236 people have been temporarily settled in 336 safe places.
The most that have been affected are from Matara District where 131,775 people have been affected. The most number of deaths which is 71 is reported from Rathnapura district.
The food and other items donated by masses to ‘Red Star’ Relief Service Brigade of the JVP to be distributed to flood and earth slip victims are being distributed now.
‘Red Star’ was engaged in rescuing people stranded due to floods and many people had to be rescued from very remote places which were not accessible and with much effort.
Photographs show distribution of goods in Dodangoda and Matugama in Kalutara District, Waralla in Matara District, Medical clinic at Elpitiya in Galle, distribution of goods at Akuressa, a collection center at Siyambalape in Gampaha District: