The government deployed several hundred security forces personnel to carry out flood relief operations in Galle, Kalutara, Matara, Ratnapura and Puttalam Districts. Naval personnel removing flood victims to safety.

(pic courtesy Navy headquarters)

JO request for debate

on floods turned down

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, yesterday, turned down a request made by the Opposition for a debate on prevailing disaster situation in the country and fuel price hikes instead of the scheduled one an Order to provide for a condominium in Kollupitiya

Speaker Jayasuriya said that it had been decided at the last party leaders’ meeting to debate the Order under the Strategic Development Project Act No 2 made by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade. "Once such a decision is reached we have to stick to it. That is the tradition. I cannot grant the request by the Opposition to debate the prevailing situation in the country now."



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