The Sri Laknan government has taken immediate relief measures to assist the people displaced by the sudden torrential rains reported throughout the country, Daily News reported Wednesday.
The Special Disaster Relief Center established Tuesday said that over 8,345 families across the country have been affected by floods during the last two days.
Special program to provide immediate relief for the affected people was in operation by Tuesday afternoon with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy, Air Force and the Police.
On the directive of President Mahinda Rajapakse, the National Disaster Management Center of the Social Welfare Ministry has already taken all precautionary measures to face any sudden floods, the paper said.
The Ministry has allocated 65 million rupee (about 650,000 US dollars)to provide immediate relief to the flood victims. If this money is insufficient, more funds will be obtained from the Treasury.
At present, people in seven districts namely Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Trincomalee have been affected by the flood.