Special programme for students affected by Meethotamulla tragedy
by Ayshwarya Yapa
The government has implemented a special programme to provide books and equipment for students who are among those displaced by the Meethotamulla garbage heap collapse.
The Ministry of Disaster Management stated that the Colombo District Secretary had been instructed to collect the relevant information required for this.
The Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and the National Child Protection Authority have already commenced the collection of information on children displaced by the tragedy.
The Colombo District Secretary, Sunil Kannangara stated that books, stationery and other items would be provided to the affected students as soon as possible in order to ensure the smooth functioning of their education, as the new schooling term would be commencing on April 26.
Meanwhile, the process of evacuating residents from the “Danger Zone” in the proximity of the Meethotamulla garbage heap was commenced today (20).
Ada Derana reporters stated that a letter bearing the regional secretary’s signature had been exhibited, instructing the evacuation of residents in the areas tagged under the “Danger Zone”.
(under the courtesy of adaderana news web)