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Cabinet greenlights relief plan for weather-stricken victims

June 04, Colombo (LNW): The Cabinet has approved a proposal aimed at offering assistance to victims of adverse weather conditions, including the reconstruction of completely destroyed homes, funded by the government and with support from Tri-Forces personnel.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe submitted the proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers on the previous day (03), which received approval.

Additionally, it was suggested to provide immediate aid to affected individuals without bureaucratic delays and to enhance financial support for them.

Wickremesinghe has directed the allocation of funds initially intended for World Environment Day celebrations towards providing relief to those impacted by recent severe weather.

State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government of Sri Lanka, Janaka Wakkumbura, also confirmed the cancellation of the national World Environment Day celebrations scheduled for the following day.

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