2.5 Million per house, affected by floods.

The government has decided to grant a compensation up to a maximum of Rs. 2.5 million per house which was destroyed in the adverse weather conditions, Minister Rajita  Senaratne said today.

Minister Senaratne said this while speaking at a media briefing held at the Ministry of Disaster Management, Colombo.

Minister Senaratne said that this allocation was done by the government insurance scheme that covers all the houses in the country.He also said all unauthorized constructions will be removed and the illegal dwellers will be moved to alternate residences.

Families with members who have died by landslides and floods will receive a compensation of Rs. 100,000 per individual, Minister Senaratne said.

Minister Senaratne said that the Cabinet has approved to allocate Rs. 2 billion for entrepreneurs affected by the floods.

The Minister said that changes were made to the financial allocations made for dry rations given to affected families.Accordingly, the government has allocated Rs. 1800 per family of four per a day.

The allocation for each meal prepared for a displaced, has increased up to a Rs.300 as well, he said.

Compensation programs are currently being prepared to aid small and medium scale tea estates that were destroyed by landslides, Minister Senaratne also pointed out.

The government will take necessary steps to increase the compensation package in due time, as there is a considerable inflow of foreign aid.


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