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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Daily allowance handed over to flood victims has been Increased

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Colombo, 06 June, ( The daily allowance handed over to flood victims has been increased to 100 Rupees from 70 Rupees. Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa made these remarks at a meeting to convey cabinet decisions in Colombo today.

Compensation provided to repair houses damaged by floods has been increased to one hundred thousand rupees from fifty thousand rupees.

A ministerial sub committee under the leadership of Prime Minister has been appointed to prepare a long term plan to prevent disasters caused by floods and other natural calamities.

The Minister added that the UNP agitation against Fuel price increases has been an utter failure, as there was no co-operation from the general public. Some of the top UNP politicos came to the protest in ultra luxury gaz guzzling vehicles.

Minister Yapa has thoroughly rejected the accusations leveled by the JVP regarding alleged granting of fuel concessions to politicians and ambassadors.

He reminded that the government provides a 30 rupee subsidy on a litre of diesel and a fifty rupee subsidy on a liter of kerosene.

- Asian Tribune -

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