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Japanese assistance for Meethotamulla victims

Japan donate 2017 04 20A stock of essential goods sent from Japan by air as relief to the victims of Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse was handed over to the Ministry of Disaster Management last evening (19th April).


Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma handed over the stock of goods to the minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at the ministry.

Tents, mattresses, water filters, generators, torches, GPS systems and mobile toilets are among the donated items.

The Ambassador on this occasion said that Japan would assist for the Meethotamulla tragedy under three different steps.

As the first step, the instant stock of essential goods was donated yesterday.

As the second step, a full technical report on the collapsed Meethotamulla garbage dump will be submitted with the assistance of the government of Japan and the team of Japanese experts are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka today.


Finally, assistance will be given by the Japanese to find a long term solution to the problem.

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